British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||George Gibson & Co Ltd, Leith|
|Date of attack||5 Jul 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-953 (Karl-Heinz Marbach)|
|Position||50.32N, 00.22W - Grid BF 3196|
|Complement||33 (4 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Arromanches 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 Jul, 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 d´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 board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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