Ships hit by U-boats


Eurymedon

British Motor merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameEurymedon
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,223 tons
Completed1924 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee 
OwnerAlfred Holt & Co, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack25 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)
Position53° 34'N, 20° 23'W - Grid AL 9111
Complement93 (29 dead and 64 survivors).
ConvoyOB-217 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool (21 Sep) - Capetown - Java 
Cargo3000 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in December 1924 
Notes on event

At 14.02 hours on 25 Sep 1940 the unescorted Eurymedon (Master John Faulkner Webster), dispersed from convoy OB-217, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-29 366 miles west of Achill Head. At 16.00 hours, the ship was hit amidships by a coup de grâce, but remained afloat until she foundered two days later in 53°24N/18°37W. 20 crew members and nine passengers were lost. The master, 41 crew members and 22 passengers were picked up by HMCS Ottawa (H 60) (Cdr E.R. Mainguy, RCN) and landed at Greenock on 27 September.

The master J.F. Webster was awarded the Lloyd’s War Medal for bravery at sea.

 
On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

Location of attack on Eurymedon.

ship sunk.


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