Ships hit by U-boats


Rutland

British Steam merchant


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NameRutland
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,437 tons
Completed1935 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee 
OwnerJames Currie & Co Ltd, Leith 
HomeportLeith 
Date of attack31 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position58° 45'N, 15° 60'W - Grid AL 3662
Complement29 (29 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyHX-82 (straggler)
RouteDemerara (10 Oct) - Bermuda (18 Oct) - Larne 
CargoBauxite, charcoal and general cargo 
History Completed in December 1935 
Notes on event

At 21.58 hours on 31 Oct 1940 the unescorted Rutland (Master Robert N. Sinclair), a straggler from convoy HX-82, was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-124 after a chase of six hours and sank by the bow within 30 seconds about 100 miles northwest of Rockall. The master, 23 crew members, one gunner and four passengers were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

Location of attack on Rutland.

ship sunk.


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