British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||1 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-174 (Ulrich Thilo)|
|Position||0° 17'N, 34° 55'W - Grid FC 1855|
|Complement||42 (6 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - New York - Trinidad (24 Oct) - Capetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||8300 tons of coal, military stores and general cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1941|
At 05.40 hours on 7 Apr 1942, the Elmdale was shelled and damaged by the Japanese submarine I-3 (Tonozuka) en route from Karachi to Colombo in 06°52N/78°50E. The ship was repaired and returned to service in May 1942.
|Notes on event|
At 23.07 hours on 1 Nov 1942 the Elmdale (Master Duncan McPhee), dispersed from convoy TRIN-20, was hit by two torpedoes from U-174 and sank after 11 minutes about 400 miles west of St. Paul Rocks. Five crew members and one gunner were lost. The Germans questioned the survivors before leaving the area. The master, 30 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Therezina M. and landed at Forteleza, Brazil.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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