Ships hit by U-boats


Baron Semple

British Steam merchant



Baron Semple at Newport on 1 September 1939. Photo courtesy of Alexander Macvicar.

NameBaron Semple
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,573 tons
Completed1939 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportArdrossan 
Date of attack2 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-848 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position5° 00'S, 21° 00'W - Grid FD 60
Complement62 (62 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteRio de Janeiro - Freetown - UK 
CargoIron ore 
History Completed in January 1939 
Notes on event

On 2 Nov 1943 the unescorted Baron Semple (Master Philip Jarvis Carnie) was torpedoed and sunk by U-848 northwest of Ascension Island. The master, 55 crew members and six gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 62 people who were on board

Location of attack on Baron Semple.

ship sunk.


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