British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||McCowen & Gross Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||31.20N, 70.35W - Grid DC 6178|
|Complement||51 (0 dead and 51 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Hampton Roads (19 Apr) - Capetown - Middle East|
|Cargo||11036 tons of general cargo, including nitrates and motor trucks|
Completed in February 1942
|Notes on event|
At 09.05 hours on 22 Apr, 1942, the unescorted Derryheen (Master Harold Richardson) on her maiden voyage was hit aft by one G7e torpedo from U-201 southeast of Cape Hatteras, after being hit by a dud G7e torpedo at 07.56 hours. The ship caught fire but did not sink, so a coup de grâce was fired after 22 minutes that hit amidships and caused her to sink at 09.50 hours. The master, 41 crew members, eight gunners and one passenger were picked up by the British motor merchant Lobos and landed at Havana, Cuba.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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