British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||29 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-436 (Günther Seibicke)|
|Position||55.02N, 22.45W - Grid AL 5482|
|Complement||114 (24 dead and 90 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax - London|
|Cargo||8200 tons of grain and military stores|
|History||Completed in October 1929 for Barr, Crombie & Co Ltd, Glasgow. 1940 sold to Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.18 hours on 29 Oct, 1942, the Barrwhin (Master Thomas Sydney Dixon) in convoy HX-212 was hit by one torpedo from U-436 and sank quickly south of Iceland. The ship had rescued 60 survivors from the Kosmos II, which had been sunk by U-624 (Soden-Fraunhofen) at 03.05 hours the same day. 12 crew members and 12 survivors were lost. The master, 41 crew members and 48 survivors were picked up after about eight hours from rafts by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (LtCdr R. Jackson, RCNVR) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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