British Steam merchant
|Completed||1932 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||London Power Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1004 (Rudolf Hinz)|
|Position||50° 06'N, 4° 50'W - Grid BF 2289|
|Complement||19 (1 dead and 18 survivors).|
|Route||Barry - London|
|History||Completed in September 1932 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.20 hours on 22 Feb 1945 the Alexander Kennedy (Master John William Johnson) in convoy BTC-76 was torpedoed and sunk by U-1004 southeast of Falmouth. One crew member was lost. The master, 15 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the British merchants Eskwood and Gateshead and landed at Plymouth.
The master John William Johnson was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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