British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Constantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||25 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-51 (Dietrich Knorr)|
|Position||48.24N, 15.05W - Grid BE 3783|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Freetown|
|Cargo||7100 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in June 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.43 hours on 25 Jun, 1940, the Windsorwood (Master George Albert Norton) in convoy OA-172 was hit amidships by one stern torpedo from U-51 about 370 miles west-southwest of Lands End. The ship sank within three minutes after being hit by a coup de grâce at 16.19 hours. The master and 39 crew members was picked up by Ainderby and landed at Barry.
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