Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2206

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,222 tons
Completed1930 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerW.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack6 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1017 (Werner Riecken)
Position50° 30'N, 1° 48'W - Grid BF 3155
Complement56 (6 dead and 50 survivors).
RouteLondon - Barry Roads - New York 
History Completed in January 1930 
Notes on event

On 6 Feb 1945, U-1017 attacked the convoy TBC-60 southeast of Durlston Head and claimed hits on two 6000 grt freighters. However, the only ship hit was Everleigh (Master William Henry Gould). Six crew members were lost. The master, 42 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMS LCI(L)-33 and landed at Portland.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

Location of attack on Everleigh.

ship sunk.

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