British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||William Brown, Atkinson & Co Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||30 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||58.48N, 06.49W - Grid AM 3538|
|Complement||35 (24 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax (16 Aug) - Methil - London|
|Cargo||7600 tons of maize|
|History||Completed in November 1925 |
|Notes on event|
The Chelsea (Master Robert Harrison) was hit by one torpedo amidships and settled by the bow, but remained afloat. The ship foundered later in 59°45N/04°00W. The master, 22 crew members and one gunner were lost. Eleven crew members were picked up by the British armed trawler HMS Lord Cecil and landed at Scrabster, Caithness.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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