British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine|
|Owner||George Nisbet & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||25 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||56N, 27.30W - Grid AK 6327|
|Complement||41 (5 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Newcastle, New Brunswick - Sydney (15 Aug) - Tyne|
|Cargo||1500 fathoms of timber|
|History||Completed in August 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.46 hours on 25 Aug, 1940, the Blairmore (Master Hugh Campbell) in convoy SC-1 was torpedoed and sunk by U-37 southeast of Cape Farewell. The ship had picked up seven survivors from HMS Penzance (L 28), which had been sunk by the same U-boat the previous day. Five crew members were lost. The master, 28 crew members and seven survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Eknaren (Master Erik Kallstrom) and landed at Baltimore.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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