British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - John Cran & Somerville Ltd, Leith|
|Owner||George Gibson & Co Ltd, Leith|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||51.44N, 03.22E - Grid AN 8757|
|Complement||21 (0 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Rotterdam - Leith|
|Cargo||700 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in October 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.42 hours on 9 Mar, 1940, the unescorted Borthwick (Master G. Simpson) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-14 and sank after breaking in two north of Zeebrugge. The master and 20 crew members were picked up by the Flushing pilot boat Loodsboot No.9 and landed at Flushing on 10 March.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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