British Steam tanker
|Completed||1928 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-706 (Alexander von Zitzewitz)|
|Position||58.08N, 34.04W - Grid AK 2722|
|Complement||62 (0 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||New York (25 Mar) - Greenock|
|Cargo||10.000 tons of Admiralty fuel oil|
|History||Completed in July 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.45 hours on 5 Apr, 1943, U-706 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy HX-231 west of Ireland and heard later loud sinking noises. The first torpedo damaged the British Ardour and the second missed the British steam merchant Tyndareus (11.361 grt), which was the ship of the convoy commodore.
The British Ardour (Master Thomas Copeman) was later scuttled by HMS Vidette (D 48) (LtCdr R. Hart, DSC, RN) and HMS Snowflake (K 211) (Lt H.G. Chesterman, RNR). The master, 53 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the corvette and landed at Londonderry on 9 April.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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