Ships hit by U-boats


Rosewood

British Motor tanker



Rosewood under her former name Stegg

NameRosewood
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage5,989 tons
Completed1931 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerJohn I. Jacobs & Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack9 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-409 (Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann)
Position58.37N, 22.32W - Grid AL 1668
Complement42 (42 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-121
RouteNew York - Clyde 
CargoFuel oil 
History Completed in July 1931 as Norwegian Stegg for Skibs A/S Cleantank (Stephansen & Torgersen), Oslo. 1934 sold to Britain and renamed Rosewood for John I. Jacobs & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 22.41 hours on 9 Mar, 1943, U-409 fired torpedoes at the convoy SC-121 south of Iceland and observed a hit on a tanker and assumed a hit on a second ship after a second detonation was heard but not observed. However, only the Rosewood (Master Robert Taylor) was hit, caught fire and broke in two. Both sections were scuttled by gunfire by USCGC Bibb (WPG 31) on 11 March in 58°30N/20°31W. The master, 32 crew members and nine gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

Location of attack on Rosewood.

ship sunk.


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