Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,927 tons
Completed1921 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth 
OwnerGeorge Gibson & Co Ltd, Leith 
Date of attack5 Jul 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-953 (Karl-Heinz Marbach)
Position50° 32'N, 0° 22'W - Grid BF 3196
Complement33 (4 dead and 29 survivors).
RouteArromanches beach, Normandy - London 
History Completed in September 1921 as British Sheaf Garth for W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1937 renamed Bramwell for Angel, Son & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1940 renamed Glendinning for George Gibson & Co Ltd, Leith. 
Notes on event

At 08.01 hours on 5 July 1944, U-953 fired a spread of two LUT torpedoes and at 08.05 hours one Gnat at the convoy ETC-27 in the English Channel off Cap dĀ“Antifer. Marbach observed one ship sinking, heard a detonation after 4 minutes 27 seconds and claimed two ships sunk. However, only the Glendinning (Master John William Cromarty) was torpedoed and sunk. Two crewmen and two gunners were lost. The master, 20 crewmen, seven gunners and one naval signalman were picked up by the British motor launch HM ML-250 (LtCdr J.D.S. Header) of the 19th ML-Flotilla, later transferred to HMS Fernie (L 11) (Lt J.A. Tricker, RN) and landed at Sheerness.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

Location of attack on Glendinning.

ship sunk.

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