British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland|
|Owner||Smith, Hogg & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||16 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||48° 00'N, 9° 30'W - Grid BF 4156|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||2500 tons of coal and coke|
|History||Completed in February 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.00 hours on 16 Sep 1939, U-33 stopped the unescorted Arkleside (Master Robert William Edmondson) with a shot across her bow about 150 miles southwest of Lands End. The crew immediately abandoned ship, but the Germans ordered them to reboard their vessel and to follow the U-boat because bad weather prevented a contraband control. At 19.00 hours, the U-boat stopped two French fishing smacks and transferred the British crew to them, while a German boarding party searched the Arkleside. At 21.30 hours, the vessel was sunk by a coup de grâce. The survivors were taken by the French vessels to Concarneau, 60 miles south of Ushant.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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