British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Mitchell, Cotts & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 Mar 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-703 (Joachim Brünner)|
|Position||73° 25'N, 22° 11'E - Grid AC 4438|
|Complement||68 (0 dead and 68 survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||400 standards of timber and 600 tons of coal|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
On 4 March 1944, U-703 attacked the convoy RA-57 near Kola Inlet with a spread of FAT torpedoes and sank the Empire Tourist (Master Hugh McCracken).
The master, 41 crew members, 23 gunners, two signalmen and one naval personnel from the Empire Tourist were picked up by HMS Gleaner (J 83) (LtCdr J.G. Hewitt, DSC) and landed at Aultbea, Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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