British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Galbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-275 (Helmuth Wehrkamp)|
|Position||50.35N, 00.30W - Grid BF 3246|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth - Casablanca|
|Cargo||6002 tons of coal|
|History||1940 bought from William S. Miller & Co, Glasgow.
|Notes on event|
At 10.55 hours on 8 Mar, 1945, the Lornaston (Master David Cownie) in convoy ONA-289, en route to join the combined convoy OS-115/KMS-89, was torpedoed and sunk by U-275 northwest of Fécamp. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMS Holmes (K 581) (LtCdr P.S. Boyle) and HMS Palencia and landed at Newhaven.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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