Ships hit by U-boats


Leadgate

British Steam merchant


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NameLeadgate
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,125 tons
Completed1925 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerConsett Iron Co Ltd (Wm. Dickinson & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack8 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-642 (Herbert Brünning)
Position57.39N, 27.36W - Grid AK 3857
Complement30 (30 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-121 (straggler)
RouteNew York - St. John, New Brunswick (21 Feb) - Halifax (25 Feb) - Liverpool 
Cargo2700 tons of flour 
History Completed in January 1925 as Chilton for Durham SS Co Ltd (T. Smith & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1929 sold to Witherington & Everett, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1935 renamed Seven Seas Sound for Good Hope Shipping Co (Walter Vaughan Ltd), Cardiff. 1937 renamed Leadgate for Consett Iron Co Ltd (Wm. Dickinson & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Notes on event

At 23.03 hours on 8 Mar, 1943, the unescorted Leadgate (Master Ernest Hay Halliday), a straggler from convoy SC-121, was hit by one torpedo from U-642 and sank about 450 miles west of Rockall. The master, 25 crew members and four gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

Location of attack on Leadgate.

ship sunk.


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