Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Skinner & Eddy Corp, Seattle WA|
|Owner||Atlantic Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1941||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||60° 57'N, 12° 27'W - Grid AE 86|
|Complement||40 (2 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Mobile - Halifax (1 Mar) - Manchester - Ellesmere Port|
|Cargo||2500 tons of steel and 4500 tons of newsprint|
|History||Completed in December 1919 as Jadden for US Shipping Board (USSB) and later laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 transferred to Canada and renamed J.B. White for Atlantic Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal. |
|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 grâce from U-99 west-southwest of the Faroe Islands. Two crew members were lost. The master and 37 crew members were picked up by HMS Walker (D 27) (Cdr D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, RN) and landed at Liverpool on 21 March.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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