British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||20 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-122 (Hans-Günther Looff)|
|Position||56.16N, 08.10W - Grid AM 53|
|Complement||41 (3 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal (6 Jun) - Manchester|
|Cargo||7966 tons of wheat|
Completed in June 1917 as British Farnworth for R. S. Dalgliesh Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1924 renamed Illinois for Harlem SS Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1926 sold to France for Cie Generale Transatlantique, Le Havre. 1934 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Pentelikon for Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus. 1939 sold to Germany and renamed Gloria for Orion Schiffahrts GmbH, Rostock.
|Notes on event|
At 13.15 hours on 20 Jun, 1940, U-61 (Oesten) observed how the unescorted and zigzagging Empire Conveyor (Master Finlay Black MacIntyre) was hit on the port side forward by a torpedo about 50 miles south of Barra Head, Hebrides. The attacker must have been U-122, which was lost shortly afterwards without reporting her success.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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