Ships hit by U-boats

Newton Ash

British Steam merchant

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NameNewton Ash
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,625 tons
Completed1925 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerCharles Strubin & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)
Position56° 25'N, 22° 26'W - Grid AL 5143
Complement38 (34 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteSt.John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Hull 
Cargo6500 tons of grain, military stores and mail 
History 1941 the Newton Ash was sold by John Ridley, Son & Tully, Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Charles Strubin & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 01.42 hours on 8 Feb 1943 the Newton Ash (Master James Purvis) in convoy SC-118 was torpedoed and sunk by U-402 south of Iceland. The master, 29 crew members and four gunners were lost. Four crew members were picked up by the US Coast Guard cutter USS Ingham (WPG 35) and landed at Reykjavik.

On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

Location of attack on Newton Ash.

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