Geo H. Jones
British Steam tanker
|Name||Geo H. Jones|
|Completed||1919 - Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester PA|
|Owner||Panama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London|
|Date of attack||11 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-455 (Hans-Heinrich Giessler)|
|Position||45.40N, 22.40W - Grid BE 7217|
|Complement||42 (2 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - Freetown (24 May) - Lamlash - Ardrossan|
|Cargo||9300 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in September 1919 for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York. 1940 registered in Panama for Panama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama. 1941 registered in Britain for Panama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London. |
|Notes on event|
At 05.26 hours on 11 Jun, 1942, the Geo H. Jones (Master Frederick James Hewlett), a straggler from convoy SL-111, was torpedoed and sunk by U-455 north-northeast of the Azores. The master and 19 survivors were picked up by HMIS Orissa (J 200) (Lt D. Whyte) and landed at Londonderry. Among the survivors were two passengers. One crew member and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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