British Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull|
|Owner||London & North Eastern Railway Co, London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-604 (Horst Höltring)|
|Position||47° 22'N, 34° 10'W - Grid BD 4633|
|Complement||64 (64 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Greenock (8 Feb) - Clyde (11 Feb) - St. Johns|
|Cargo||None (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 board||We have details of 64 people who were on board.|
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