British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||3 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-73 (Helmut Rosenbaum)|
|Position||58.21N, 27.59W - Grid AK 3672|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Sydney, CB - Hull|
|Cargo||7200 tons of wheat|
Launched in 1930 as Northwick and laid up unfinished due to the Great Depression. Completed in September 1936 as Alderpool for Pool Shipping Co Ltd (Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd), West Hartlepool.
|Notes on event|
At 00.42 hours on 3 Apr, 1941, U-46 (Endrass) attacked the convoy SC-26 for a second time southwest of Reykjavik and observed one hit on the Alderpool (Master Tom Valentine Frank, OBE) in station #11. The ship was abandoned and was finished off by U-73 behind the convoy with a coup de grâce at 03.28 hours the same day. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners were picked up by Thirlby and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Alderpool
|3 Apr 1941||U-46||Oblt. Engelbert Endrass||Damaged||4,313|
|3 Apr 1941||U-73||Helmut Rosenbaum||Sunk||4,313|
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