British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Atlantic Corporation, Portsmouth NH|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||3 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-183 (Heinrich Schäfer)|
|Position||43° 00'N, 58° 17'W - Grid BB 8896|
|Complement||48 (48 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - St.John, New Brunswick|
|History||Completed in August 1919 as Kisnop for US Shipping Board (USSB) and later laid up as part of the reserve fleet. On 14 Nov 1940, transferred to Britain, renamed Empire Dabchick by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and initially managed by Sir W. Reardon Smith & Sons, but later that year given to J. Morrison & Son. |
|Notes on event|
At 09.49 hours on 3 Dec 1942 the Empire Dabchick (Master Philip Edward Birch, OBE) in convoy ONS-146 was torpedoed and sunk by U-183 about 200 miles southeast of Sable Island, Nova Scotia. The master, 36 crew members and eleven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 48 people who were on board.|
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