British Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Bibby Brothers & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||44° 52'N, 14° 31'W - Grid BE 9272|
|Complement||281 (58 dead and 223 survivors).|
|Route||Rangoon, Burma (13 Sep) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including parrafin wax|
|History||Completed in September 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.31 hours on 17 Oct 1939 the Yorkshire (Master Victor Charles Patrick Smalley) in convoy HG-3 was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-37 and sank about 160 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. The master, 24 crew members and 33 passengers were lost. 105 crew members and 118 passengers were picked up by the American steam merchant Independence Hall and landed at Bordeaux on 20 October.
|On board||We have details of 49 people who were on board.|
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