British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||50° 13'N, 14° 48'W - Grid BE 3194|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Montreal|
|Cargo||8000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in April 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.16 hours on 13 Oct 1939 the unescorted Heronspool (Master Sydney Edward Batson, OBE) was hit by one torpedo from U-48 and sank 260 miles southwest of Cape Clear. The vessel had been missed by five torpedoes fired by the U-boat at 20.24, 21.15, 23.05, 23.50 and 23.52 hours on 12 October. The master and crew were rescued by the American passenger ship President Harding and landed at New York.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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