British Motor tanker
|Completed||1921 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||Tankers Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)|
|Position||59° 20'N, 16° 12'W - Grid AL 3668|
|Complement||44 (5 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Clyde - Loch Ewe - New York|
|History||Completed in October 1921 |
|Notes on event|
On 21 Feb 1941 the Scottish Standard (Master John Ward), a straggler from convoy OB-287, was damaged by bombs from a German Fw200 Condor aircraft (I./KG 40) in 59°19N/16°14W. Five crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Montgomery (G 95) (Cdr H.F. Nash, (retired), RN) and landed at Oban.
At 12.35 hours on 22 February, U-96 sighted the abandoned tanker with the bow deeper in the water and bomb damage to the superstructure and had to dive because a destroyer appeared. At 15.49 hours, the tanker was hit near the bridge by a coup de grâce and she sank after being hit by a second coup de grâce three minutes later, but this could not be observed by the Germans because they had to evade an attack of the destroyer, which dropped 37 depth charges and damaged the U-boat.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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