Ships hit by U-boats


J.B. White

Canadian Steam merchant



Photo of a Type 1079 sistership of the J.B. White

NameJ.B. White
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,375 tons
Completed1919 - Skinner & Eddy Corp, Seattle WA 
OwnerAtlantic Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal 
HomeportMontreal 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position60° 57'N, 12° 27'W - Grid AE 86
Complement40 (2 dead and 38 survivors).
ConvoyHX-112
RouteMobile - Halifax (1 Mar) - Manchester - Ellesmere Port 
Cargo2500 tons of steel and 4500 tons of newsprint 
History Built as American Jadden for US Maritime Commission, Washington DC and later placed in the reserve fleet. 1941 given to Canada. 
Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked the convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.

The J.B. White (Master J.W.R. Woodward) was first torpedoed and then sunk by a coup de grĂ¢ce from U-99 west-southwest of the Faroes. Two crew members were lost. The master and 37 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Walker (D 27) (LtCdr A.A. Tait) and landed at Liverpool.

 
On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

Location of attack on J.B. White.

ship sunk.


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