Ships hit by U-boats


Stockport

British Steam merchant


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NameStockport
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,683 tons
Completed1911 - Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull 
OwnerLondon & North Eastern Railway Co, London 
HomeportGrimsby 
Date of attack23 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-604 (Horst Höltring)
Position47.22N, 34.10W - Grid BD 4633
Complement64 (64 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyON-166 (straggler)
RouteGreenock (8 Feb) - Clyde (11 Feb) - St. Johns 
CargoNone (Rescue ship) 
History Completed in July 1911 for Great Central Railway, Grimsby. 1923 transferred to London & North Eastern Railway Co, London.

On 22 Oct, 1941, the Stockport became operational as rescue ship, took part in 16 convoys and picked up 413 survivors altogether. 
Notes on event

At 03.12 hours on 23 Feb, 1943, U-604 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the Stockport (Master Thomas Ernest Fea, OBE) and scored two hits that caused the ship to sink within three minutes east of Cape Race. The rescue ship fell behind the convoy ON-166 when picking up the survivors from Empire Trader on 22 February. After transferring the men to HMCS Dauphin (K 157) (T/Lt M.H. Wallace, RCNR), she tried to rejoin the convoy but was torpedoed and lost with all hands.

 
On boardWe have details of 64 people who were on board

Location of attack on Stockport.

ship sunk.


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