British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Gowan Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (GŁnther Prien)|
|Position||56.38N, 16.00W - Grid AL 0364|
|Complement||40 (37 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax (8 Oct) - London|
|Cargo||7840 tons of steel|
|History||Built as Benholm, 1937 renamed Whitford Point |
|Notes on loss|
At 01.48 hours on 20 Oct, 1940, the Whitford Point (Master John Edward Young) in convoy HX-79 was hit by one torpedo from U-47 and sank 90 miles southwest of Rockall. The master, 35 crew members and one gunner were lost. Three crew members were picked up by the British trawler Sturdee and landed at Londonderry.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 39 people who were on this vessel|
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