Ships hit by U-boats


Westpool

British Steam merchant


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NameWestpool
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,724 tons
Completed1918 - J.F. Duthie & Co, Seattle WA 
OwnerCampbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack3 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-73 (Helmut Rosenbaum)
Position58.12N, 27.40W - Grid AK 3687
Complement43 (35 dead and 8 survivors).
ConvoySC-26
RouteBaltimore - Halifax - Leith 
Cargo7144 tons of scrap iron 
History Built for US Maritime Commission, Washington DC, later laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 the ship was transferred to Britain and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 05.08 hours on 3 Apr, 1941, the Westpool (Master William Stafford) in convoy SC-26 was hit by one torpedo from U-73 and sank in less than one minute south-southwest of Reykjavik. 34 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr E.H. Thomas, DSC) and landed at Liverpool on 9 April.

 
On boardWe have details of 35 people who were on board

Location of attack on Westpool.

ship sunk.


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