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|Completed||1920 - Virginia Shipbuilding Corp, Alexandria VA|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||29 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||56.06N, 13.33W - Grid AM 2952|
|Complement||36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Port Sulphur|
|History||Completed in October 1920 as Colin H. Livingstone for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1925 renamed Oakwood for the same owner. 1933 sold to Lykes Bros SS Co Inc, New Orleans. 1940 given to Britain and renamed Empire Moose by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 04.27 hours on 29 Aug, 1940, the Empire Moose (Master Robert Edward Richardson), a straggler from convoy OA-204, was hit by a stern torpedo from U-100 and sank about 130 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master and 35 crew members landed at Killybegs, Co. Donegal.
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