British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||4 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||58.52N, 01.31W - Grid AN 2679|
|Complement||17 (1 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Folden Fjord near Trondheim - Methil - Grangemouth|
|Cargo||General cargo, including pulp, carbide, paper and ferro-chrome|
|History||Completed in October 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.00 hours on 4 Oct, 1939, the unescorted Glen Farg (Master Robert Galloway Hall) was hit by a G7a torpedo from U-23 about 60 miles south-southwest of Sumburgh Head. The ship had been spotted at 04.45 hours and was stopped with machine gun fire. The Germans re-opened fire when the radio was used and waited for the crew to abandon ship before sinking her with the torpedo. The survivors were picked up by HMS Firedrake (H 79) (LtCdr S.H. Norris, RN) and landed at Kirkwall the next day.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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