British Steam tanker
|Completed||1941 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Hadley Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-154 (Walther Kölle)|
|Position||17° 40'N, 74° 50'W - Grid EC 6299|
|Complement||47 (47 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New Orleans - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||12.000 tons of motor spirit|
|History||Completed in December 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)|
On 23 Jan 1942, the Empire Amethyst picked up five survivors from the Innerøy, which had been sunk by U-553 (Thurmann) and landed them at Halifax.
|Notes on event|
At 05.52 hours on 13 April 1942 the unescorted Empire Amethyst (Master Geoffrey Durbridge Potter) was hit in the fore ship by one of two torpedoes from U-154 and sank in flames about 40 miles south of Haiti. The master, 45 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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