British Motor merchant
|Completed||1941 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||26 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-704 (Horst Wilhelm Kessler)|
|Position||47° 08'N, 42° 57'W - Grid BC 6415|
|Complement||47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Avonmouth - Belfast Lough (18 Jul) - Halifax|
|History||Completed in May 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) as catapult armed merchant (CAM), which launched the first aircraft from this ship type in May 1941. The catapult was removed later. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.57 hours on 26 July 1942, U-607 (Mengersen) attacked the convoy ON-113 about 300 miles east of Cape Race and observed two hits on a freighter and heard one detonation further away.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Empire Rainbow
|26 Jul 1942||U-607||Kptlt. Ernst Mengersen||Damaged||6,942|
|26 Jul 1942||U-704||Kptlt. Horst Wilhelm Kessler||Sunk||6,942|
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