British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-109 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||34.35N, 65.50W - Grid DC 3225|
|Complement||49 (41 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||New York (17 Apr) - Capetown - Bombay|
|Cargo||8017 tons of general cargo, including explosives, aircraft and tanks|
|History||Completed in June 1935 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.24 hours on 20 Apr, 1942, the unescorted Harpagon (Master Robert William Edward Laycock) was torpedoed and sunk by U-109 about 150 miles north-northwest of Bermuda. The master, 34 crew members and six gunners were lost. Eight crew members were picked up by the Argentinian merchant Rio Diamante and landed at Buenos Aires.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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