British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||27 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-104 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||55.42N, 11.37W -|
|Complement||53 (14 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans - Bermuda - Liverpool|
|Cargo||4484 tons of cotton, 2760 tons of iron and steel and 1603 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1921 |
|Notes on event|
On 27 Nov, 1940, the Diplomat (Master William Augustus Hansen), a straggler from convoy HX-88, was torpedoed and sunk by U-104 128 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master and 13 crew members were lost. 39 crew members were picked up by HMS Active (H 14) (Cdr E.C.L. Turner, RN) and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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