British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||22 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 11'N, 17° 58'W - Grid AL 6553|
|Complement||45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Galveston - Halifax - Manchester|
|Cargo||5484 bales of cotton, 2023 tons of steel, 54 tons of arsenic, 242 tons of wood pulp and 965 tons of lumber|
|History||Completed in June 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.50 hours on 22 Sep 1940 the Scholar (Master William Robert Mackenzie) in convoy HX-72 was hit by a stern torpedo from U-100 about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The ship was hit near the bridge, caught fire and developed a sharp list. She was taken in tow the next day by HMS Marauder (W 98) (Lt W.J. Hammond, RNR) in 55°10N/17°49W. On 24 September, the tow was abandoned and the wreck scuttled by HMS Skate (H 39) (Lt F.P. Baker, DSC, RN) in 54°38N/16°40W. The master, 43 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the destroyer and landed at Londonderry.
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