British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||22 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-315 (Herbert Zoller)|
|Position||50.08N, 05.51W - Grid BF 2432|
|Complement||57 (8 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Ghent - Manchester|
|History||Completed in December 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and managed by Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. 1944 transferred to Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh. |
|Notes on event|
On 22 Mar, 1945, U-315 attacked the convoy TBC-103 northwest of Lands End with a spread of LUT torpedoes, reported one ship sunk and heard two detonations after running times of 8 minutes 27 seconds and 8 minutes 35 seconds. However, only the Empire Kingsley (Master David Hunter) was hit and sunk. Eight crew members were lost. The master, 38 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the British armed trawler HMS Fir (Lt W.H. Buley) and transferred to the Sennen lifeboat.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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