British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Crest Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||53° 00'N, 17° 00'W - Grid AL 3981|
|Complement||41 (35 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - New York|
|History||Built as Yugoslavian Korana for Prekomorska Plovidba DD, Zagreb. 1940 taken over by Britain and renamed Oakcrest by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 04.16 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Oakcrest (Master Samuel George Dyer), a straggler from convoy OB-244, was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-123 and sank within six minutes about 250 miles west of Rockall. The master and 34 crew members were lost. Six survivors landed on Barra Island, Hebrides.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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