Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,946 tons
Completed1924 - Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole 
OwnerEllerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack28 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)
Position58° 06'N, 13° 26'W - Grid AM 1676
Complement37 (5 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax (16 Aug) - Hull 
Cargo4499 tons of general cargo, including 2600 tons of steel 
History Completed in July 1924 
Notes on event

At 20.57 hours on 28 August 1940 the Kyno (Master William Ansdell Thompson) in convoy HX-66 was torpedoed and sunk by U-28 about 30 miles north-northeast of Rockall. Five crew members were lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by the Queen Maud and landed at Methil.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

Location of attack on Kyno.

ship sunk.

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