British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - New Waterway Shipbuilding Co, Schiedam|
|Owner||Glen & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||21 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-15 (Heinz Buchholz)|
|Position||Grid AN 5856|
|Complement||15 (11 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Bordeaux|
|Cargo||2100 tons of coal|
|Notes on event|
On 21 Oct, 1939, the Orsa (Master Alexander Simpson) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank about 15 miles 150° from Flamborough Head. Eleven crew members were lost. The master and three crew members were picked up by HMS Woolston (L 49) (LtCdr W.J. Phipps) and landed at Roysth.
|On board||We have details of 16 people who were on board.|
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