British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||4 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||56.46N, 15.48W - Grid AL 0392|
|Complement||51 (3 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Botwood, Newfoundland - Halifax (23 Jul) - Manchester|
|Cargo||6112 tons of newsprint and 494 tons of sulphite pulp|
|History||Completed in October 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.22 hours on 4 Aug, 1940, the Geraldine Mary (Master George McCartney Sime) in convoy HX-60 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-52 and sank after 2 hours about 270 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master and 27 survivors were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Methil on 8 August. Six survivors were rescued and landed at Liverpool and 14 others landed at Uig, Isle of Lewis. Among the survivors were four passengers. One passenger and two crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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