Ships hit by U-boats


Empire Moose

British Steam merchant


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NameEmpire Moose
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,103 tons
Completed1920 - Virginia Shipbuilding Corp, Alexandria VA 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack29 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position56° 06'N, 13° 33'W - Grid AM 2952
Complement36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).
ConvoyOA-204 (straggler)
RouteHull - Port Sulphur 
CargoBallast 
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.

 

Location of attack on Empire Moose.

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