Ships hit by U-boats


Baron Vernon

British Steam merchant



NameBaron Vernon
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,642 tons
Completed1929 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportArdrossan 
Date of attack30 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-604 (Horst Höltring)
Position36.06N, 16.59W - Grid CF 9865
Complement49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).
ConvoySL-125
RoutePepel - Freetown (16 Oct) - Belfast Lough - Port Talbot 
Cargo5500 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.

 

Location of attack on Baron Vernon.

ship sunk.


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