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° 25'N, 22° 26'W - Grid AL 5143|
|Complement||42 (38 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Hull|
|Cargo||6500 tons of grain, military stores and mail|
|History||Completed in March 1925 for John Ridley, Son & Tully, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1941 sold to Charles Strubin & Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.42 hours on 8 February 1943 the Newton Ash (Master James Purvis) in convoy SC-118 was torpedoed and sunk by U-402 south of Iceland. The master, 32 crew members and five gunners were lost. Four crew members were picked up by USCGC Ingham (WPG 35) and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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