Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Alex Duncan

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,573 tons
Completed1922 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack15 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position55° 40'N, 25° 15'W - Grid AL 4195
Complement42 (42 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-21 (straggler)
RouteNew York - Sydney - Glasgow 
CargoGeneral cargo, including flour, steel and ferralloys 
History Completed in May 1922 
Notes on event

At 00.38 hours on 15 Feb 1941 the unescorted Alnmoor (Master Albert Edwards), a straggler from convoy SC-21 due to a gale on 10 February, was hit by one torpedo from U-123 and sank about 400 miles south-southwest of Rockall. The master, 39 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 41 people who were on board

Location of attack on Alnmoor.

ship sunk.

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