British Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-220 (Bruno Barber)|
|Position||47.19N, 52.27W - Grid BB 63|
|Complement||40 (26 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Wabana, Conception Bay (19 Oct) - Sydney|
|Cargo||5300 tons of iron ore|
|Notes on event|
At 20.30 hours on 19 Oct, 1943, the Penolver in station #21 of convoy WB-65 struck a mine laid on 9 October by U-220 15 miles off St.Johns and sank within three minutes. The Delisle in station #22 stopped to pick up the survivors, but was also hit by a mine about 15 minutes later.
23 crew members and three gunners from the Penolver (Master George H. Naish) were lost. The master, twelve crew members and one gunner were picked up by the HMCS Miscou (T 277) and landed at St.Johns.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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