Ships hit by U-boats


Scholar

British Steam merchant



NameScholar
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,940 tons
Completed1922 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack22 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 11'N, 17° 58'W - Grid AL 6553
Complement45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).
ConvoyHX-72
RouteGalveston - Halifax - Manchester 
Cargo5484 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.

 

Location of attack on Scholar.

ship sunk.


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