Ships hit by U-boats


British Monarch

British Steam merchant


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NameBritish Monarch
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,661 tons
Completed1923 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow 
OwnerMonarch SS Co Ltd (Raeburn & Vérel Ltd), Glasgow 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)
Position45° 00'N, 11° 21'W - Grid BE 7171
Complement40 (40 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyHG-34F
RouteBougie - Glasgow 
Cargo8200 tons of iron ore 
History  
Notes on event

At 03.46 hours on 19 June 1940 the British Monarch (Master John Ferguson Scott) in convoy HG-34F was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 about 200 miles north-northwest of Corunna. The master and 39 crew members were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

Location of attack on British Monarch.

ship sunk.


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