British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - J.F. Duthie & Co, Seattle WA|
|Owner||Campbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||3 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-73 (Helmut Rosenbaum)|
|Position||58.12N, 27.40W - Grid AK 3687|
|Complement||43 (35 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax - Leith|
|Cargo||7144 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 board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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