British Steam tanker
|Completed||1905 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-81 (Friedrich Guggenberger)|
|Position||31° 10'N, 28° 36'E - Grid CP 7421|
|Complement||50 (20 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria (9 Jun) - Tobruk|
|Cargo||2125 tons of cased benzine|
|History||Completed in September 1905 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.18 hours on 10 June 1942, U-81 fired one torpedo at an escort vessel and a tanker overlapping in the convoy AT-49 about 50 miles west of Alexandria and hit the Havre (Master George Christopher Pearson). At 03.30 hours, the U-boat attacked the convoy again with a spread of two torpedoes and two single shots, but two were duds and the remaining torpedoes missed.
The master, 17 crew members and two gunners were lost. 27 crew members, two gunners and one signalman were picked up by the British armed trawler HMS Parktown and landed at Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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