British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Charles Strubin & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)|
|Position||56.25N, 22.26W - Grid AL 5143|
|Complement||38 (34 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||St.John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Hull|
|Cargo||6500 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 board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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