British Motor merchant
|Completed||1935 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Blue Star Line Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-615 (Ralph Kapitzky)|
|Position||48.14N, 26.22W - Grid BD 3984|
|Complement||103 (42 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (20 Oct) - East London|
|Cargo||10.555 tons of general and government stores|
Completed in December 1935
|Notes on event|
At 18.52 hours on 23 Oct, 1942, the unescorted Empire Star (Master Selwyn Norman Capon CBE) was torpedoed and sunk by U-615 north of the Azores. The master, 29 crew members, six gunners and six passengers were lost. 45 crew members, three gunners and 13 passengers were picked up by HMS Black Swan (L 57) (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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