British Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)|
|Position||61° 09'N, 12° 04'W - Grid AE 8893|
|Complement||44 (3 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Aruba|
|History||Completed in September 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.24 hours on 24 Feb 1941 the British Gunner (Master James William Kemp) in convoy OB-289 was hit by one G7a torpedo from U-97 273 miles northwest of Cape Wrath. Four hours later, HMS Petunia (K 79) (LtCdr G.V. Legassisk, RNR) ordered the crew to abandon ship in 61°16N/12°20W, even though the master reported that his ship can be towed to port. Three crew members were lost. The master, 38 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the corvette and landed at Stornoway, Hebrides.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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