British Motor tanker
|Completed||1935 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel|
|Owner||Oriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||29 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 4125|
|Complement||47 (4 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - Halifax - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||13.338 tons of aviation and motor spirit|
|History||Completed in June 1935 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.55 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the W.B. Walker (Master William Barnes Simpson) in convoy SC-19 was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-93 about 150 miles southwest of Rockall. Four crew members were lost. The tanker was taken in tow by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr V.C.F. Clark, RN) and HMS Arab (FY 202) (Lt C.A. Shillan), but she broke in two on 1 February. The forepart was scuttled by gunfire from an escort on 6 February, while the afterpart sank on 13 February in 58°15N/07°01W. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by HMS Anthony (H 40) and HMS Antelope (H 36) (LtCdr R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN), transferred to HMS Arab (FY 202) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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