British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-604 (Horst Höltring)|
|Position||36.06N, 16.59W - Grid CF 9865|
|Complement||49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown (16 Oct) - Belfast Lough - Port Talbot|
|Cargo||5500 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in June 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.02 hours on 30 Oct, 1942, U-604 attacked the convoy SL-125 north of Madeira and observed later the Baron Vernon (Master Peter Liston) in sinking condition. The master, 42 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the British steam merchant Baron Elgin and landed at Madeira.
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