Cape St. Andrew
British Steam merchant
|Name||Cape St. Andrew|
|Completed||1928 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Mitchell, Cotts & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-137 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||55° 14'N, 10° 29'W - Grid AM 5429|
|Complement||68 (15 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Middlesbrough - Oban (10 Nov) - Bombay|
|History||Completed in March 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.08 hours on 13 Nov 1940 the unescorted Cape St. Andrew (Master Albert Roy Bebb), a straggler from convoy OB-240, was torpedoed by U-137 west-northwest of Aran Island. The ship was taken in tow by the rescue tug HMS Salvonia (W 43) (Lt G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) and escorted by HMS Hurricane (H 06) (LtCdr H.C. Simms, RN), but foundered the same day. The master, 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. 52 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the tug and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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