British Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||John I. Jacobs & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-409 (Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann)|
|Position||58.37N, 22.32W - Grid AL 1668|
|Complement||42 (42 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - Clyde|
|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 board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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