British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Constantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||8 Jan 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)|
|Position||4° 10'S, 35° 30'W - Grid FC 7416|
|Complement||48 (1 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Durban - Capetown - Paranam - UK|
|History||Completed in July 1936 |
|Notes on event|
On 8 Jan 1943 the unescorted Yorkwood (Master Frank Herbert Fenn) was torpedoed and sunk by U-507 northwest of Ascension Island. One crew member was lost. The master was taken prisoner by the Germans and lost when the U-boat was sunk five days later. 38 crew members and eight gunners landed at Macau, Brazil.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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