British Motor merchant
|Completed||1927 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||MacAndrews & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||43° 18'N, 17° 38'W - Grid BE 8839|
|Complement||45 (18 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar (10 Jun) - Swansea|
|Cargo||755 tons of government stores and scrap iron|
|History||Completed in December 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.58 hours on 15 June 1942, U-552 fired a spread of two torpedoes at two overlapping freighters in convoy HG-84 about 400 miles west of Corunna, Spain. The Etrib in station #61 and the Pelayo in station #41 sank after being hit by one torpedo each.
The Pelayo (Master Robert Hughes Williams) was the ship of the convoy commodore Captain H.T. Hudson, Rtd, RNR. The commodore, eleven crew members, three gunners and three naval staff members were lost. The master, 21 crew members, two gunners and three naval staff members were picked up by the British rescue ship Copeland (Master J. McKellar, OBE) and landed at Gourock on 20 June.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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