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||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 grâce 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 board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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