Vivian P. Smith
British Sailing ship
|Name||Vivian P. Smith|
|Completed||1915 - Lunenburg NS|
|Owner||Kenneth Johnsons, Barbados|
|Date of attack||10 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-600 (Bernhard Zurmühlen)|
|Position||21° 50'N, 68° 40'W - Grid DN 6937|
|Complement||11 (0 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Grand Turk (8 Aug) – Barbados|
|Cargo||206 tons of salt|
|History||Built for William C. Smith, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia |
|Notes on event|
At 21.30 hours on 10 Aug 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Vivian P. Smith (Master Allen Frederick Jones) was stopped by U-600 from the starboard quarter with a shot across her bow about 140 miles east of Turks and Caicos Islands. The crew immediately abandoned ship in a lifeboat and was questioned by the Germans. At 22.10 hours, the U-boat began shelling the drifting schooner with 139 rounds from the deck gun, observing 25 hits in the rigging and 15 on the hull and deck until the ship sank by the bow on an even keel at 23.04 hours. The survivors later made landfall on Turks Island.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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