British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)|
|Position||43.23N, 27.14W - Grid BD 9854|
|Complement||52 (0 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Belfast Lough (18 Dec) - Saldanha Bay - Capetown - Middle East|
|Cargo||5997 tons of government stores and general cargo|
|History||Completed in November 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.17 hours on 28 Dec, 1942, U-406 (Dieterichs) fired two FAT and three T-3 torpedoes at the convoy ONS-154 northwest of the Azores and reported two ships sunk and two ships damaged, but in fact three ships, Baron Cochrane in station #12, Lynton Grange in station #22 and Zarian in station #13 were hit and damaged.
At 01.03 hours on 29 December, the abandoned Lynton Grange (Master Robert Smith Grigg, OBE) was hit by a coup de grâce from U-628 and sank within 90 seconds. The master, 41 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the HMS Milne (G 14) (Capt I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and landed at Ponta Delgada, Azores.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Lynton Grange
|28 Dec 1942||U-406||Kptlt. Horst Dieterichs||Damaged||5,029|
|29 Dec 1942||U-628||Heinrich Hasenschar||Sunk||5,029|
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