British Sailing ship
|Completed||1927 - Smith & Rhuland Shipbuilding Ltd, Lunenburg NS|
|Owner||Henry Clement & Co, Burgeo NF|
|Date of attack||5 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-218 (Richard Becker)|
|Position||14° 45'N, 58° 27'W - Grid EE 4618|
|Complement||13 (13 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||St. John’s, Newfoundland (11 Oct) - Barbados|
|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.
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