British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||7 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-566 (Gerhard Remus)|
|Position||50° 00'N, 30° 00'W - Grid BD 2922|
|Complement||49 (44 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Belfast Lough (28 Oct) - Durban - Suez|
|Cargo||5000 tons of coal, 1000 tons of general cargo and trucks as deck cargo|
|Notes on event|
At 14.36 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the unescorted Glenlea (Master John Russell Nicol), a straggler from convoy ON-142, was torpedoed and sunk by U-566 north of the Azores. The master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Brest and taken to the POW camp Milag Nord. Three crewmen and one gunner were rescued after 21 days in a lifeboat by the Norwegian merchant Thorstrand and landed at New York. 39 crew members and five gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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