British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||George Nisbet & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||21 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||55° 18'N, 22° 21'W - Grid AL 5436|
|Complement||34 (7 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Botwood, Newfoundland - Halifax - Methil|
|Cargo||1825 fathoms of timber|
|History||Completed in February 1930 as Portregis for Portfield SS Co Ltd (Hinde), Cardiff. 1934 renamed Blairangus for George Nisbet & Co, Glasgow. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.14 hours on 21 Sep 1940 the Blairangus (Master Hugh Mackinnon) in convoy HX-72 was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 about 320 miles west-southwest of Rockall. Six crew members were lost. The master and 27 crew members were picked up by the British merchant Pikepool and landed at St. John’s, where one of the survivors died of wounds.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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