British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||2 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||60.50N, 29.19W - Grid AD 8798|
|Complement||79 (21 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick (18 Mar) - Halifax (26 Mar) - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in January 1928|
On 22 Dec, 1940, the Beaverdale was damaged in a collision with the Greek steam merchant Anthippi N. Michalos (3298 grt), which sank in 53°10N/05°03W.
|Notes on event|
At 01.00 hours on 2 Apr, 1941, the unescorted Beaverdale (Master Chalres Draper) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-48 southeast of Cape Farewell. At 01.25 hours, the U-boat began shelling the ship, which exploded after 35 minutes, heeled over to port side and sank. 20 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and survivors in the first lifeboat landed at Ondverdarnes, Iceland. The survivors in the second boat were picked up by the Icelandic trawler Gulltoppur and landed at Reykjavik. They were later transferred to the British merchants Royal Scot and Royal Ulsterman and landed at Greenock on 17 April.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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