British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||12 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-608 (Rolf Struckmeier)|
|Position||48.55N, 33.38W - Grid BD 2744|
|Complement||55 (3 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow (4 Sep) - New York - Norfolk, Virginia|
|History||Completed in June 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 01.05 hours on 12 Sep, 1942, U-211 (Hause) attacked the convoy ON-127 southwest of Cape Clear and damaged the Hektoria with two torpedoes and the Empire Moonbeam with one. Both vessels were later sunk by coups de grâce by U-608.
The Empire Moonbeam (Master William George Stewart Hewison) was sunk by U-608 at 04.59 hours on 12 September. Three crew members were lost. The master, 44 crew members, six gunners and one passenger were picked up by HMCS Arvida (K 113) (Lt A.I. MacKay, RCNR) and landed at St. Johns on 15 September.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Empire Moonbeam
|12 Sep 1942||U-211||Kptlt. Karl Hause||Damaged||6,849|
|12 Sep 1942||U-608||Oblt. Rolf Struckmeier||Sunk||6,849|
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