British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Ernst Mengersen)|
|Position||55° 00'N, 19° 30'W - Grid AL 6492|
|Complement||41 (25 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Demerera - Halifax (21 Nov) - Newport, Mon.|
|Cargo||1745 tons of bauxite and 1650 tons of pitch|
|History||Completed in September 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.06 hours on 2 Dec 1940, U-101 attacked the convoy HX-90 about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland and reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, only Kavak (Master Jackson Napier) was hit and sunk. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost. 15 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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