Ships hit by U-boats


Glenlea

British Steam merchant


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NameGlenlea
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,252 tons
Completed1930 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack7 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-566 (Gerhard Remus)
Position50° 00'N, 30° 00'W - Grid BD 2922
Complement49 (44 dead and 5 survivors).
ConvoyON-142 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - Belfast Lough (28 Oct) - Durban - Suez 
Cargo5000 tons of coal, 1000 tons of general cargo and trucks as deck cargo 
History  
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 boardWe have details of 47 people who were on board

Location of attack on Glenlea.

ship sunk.


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