Ships hit by U-boats


Beatrice Beck

British Sailing ship


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NameBeatrice Beck
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage146 tons
Completed1927 - Smith & Rhuland Shipbuilding Ltd, Lunenburg NS 
OwnerHenry Clement & Co, Burgeo NF 
HomeportBurgeo 
Date of attack5 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-218 (Richard Becker)
Position14° 45'N, 58° 27'W - Grid EE 4618
Complement13 (13 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteSt. John’s, Newfoundland (11 Oct) - Barbados 
CargoCodfish 
History  
Notes on event

At 02.46 hours on 5 November 1943, U-218 fired one G7a torpedo at a two-masted schooner about 110 miles northeast of Barbados that missed astern. A second G7a torpedo fired shortly afterwards struck aft and broke the vessel in two, the stern sank immediately while the bow capsized and sank after a few minutes. This must have been the Beatrice Beck (Master Arch Matthews) which was reported missing after failing to arrive in Barbados on 10 November.

 

Location of attack on Beatrice Beck.

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