Ships hit by U-boats


Cape St. Andrew

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2071

NameCape St. Andrew
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,094 tons
Completed1928 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerMitchell, Cotts & Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack13 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-137 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position55° 14'N, 10° 29'W - Grid AM 5429
Complement68 (15 dead and 53 survivors).
ConvoyOB-240 (straggler)
RouteMiddlesbrough - Oban (10 Nov) - Bombay 
CargoBallast 
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 boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Cape St. Andrew.

ship sunk.


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