Ships hit by U-boats


Lackenby

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameLackenby
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,112 tons
Completed1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack25 Jan 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-624 (Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen)
Position55N, 37.50W - Grid AK 4557
Complement46 (46 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-117 (straggler)
RouteTampa, Florida - New York - Loch Ewe - London 
Cargo8000 tons of phosphate 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

On 25 Jan, 1943, the Lackenby (Master William Arthur Allon, MBE), a straggler from convoy SC-117, was hit by two torpedoes from U-624 and sank south of Cape Farewell. The master, 38 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

Location of attack on Lackenby.

ship sunk.


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