British Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||Burnett SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 30'N, 11° 00'W - Grid AM 4662|
|Complement||24 (17 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Three Rivers - Sydney (9 Nov) - Sharpness|
|Cargo||4500 tons of grain and general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1921 as Danish Leise Mærsk (2925 grt) for A.P. Møller, Copenhagen. 1932 lenghtened. 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 08.02 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Leise Mærsk (Master Peter Konge Mortensen) in convoy SC-11 was torpedoed and sunk by U-100 about 120 miles west of Rockall. The master and 16 crew members were lost. Seven crew members were picked up by a Dutch salvage tug and landed at Campbeltown.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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