British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Wear Shipyard of W. Gray & Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-89 (Dietrich Lohmann)|
|Position||55° 30'N, 40° 16'W - Grid AJ 6632|
|Complement||91 (1 dead and 90 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - New York (24 Oct) - Hull|
|Cargo||6200 tons of general cargo, including explosives|
|History||Launched as War Moth for The Shipping Controller, completed in May 1920 as Jeypore. |
|Notes on event|
On 21.48 and 21.49 hours on 3 Nov 1942, U-89 fired two spreads of two torpedoes and the stern torpedo at the convoy SC-107 south-southeast of Cape Farewell, heard three detonations and reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, only the Jeypore was hit and sunk, while the crew of the Dutch steam merchant Titus (1712 grt) thought that they had been hit and abandoned ship, but they later reboarded the ship and brought her into port undamaged.
The Jeypore (Master Thomas Stevens) was the ship of the convoy commodore Vice-Admiral B.C. Watson, CB, DSO, RN. One crew member was lost. The master, the commodore, six naval staff members, 74 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the American naval tugs Uncas and Pessacus, transferred to the British rescue ship Stockport (Master Ernest Fea, OBE) and landed at Reykjavik on 8 November.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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