British Steam tanker
|Completed||1921 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-73 (Helmut Rosenbaum)|
|Position||58.15N, 27.30W - Grid AK 3687|
|Complement||48 (28 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Sydney - Scapa Flow|
|Cargo||9500 tons of Admiralty fuel oil|
|History||Completed in June 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.32 hours on 3 Apr, 1941, the British Viscount (Master William Caghill Baikie), dispersed from convoy SC-26 three hours before, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-73 south-southwest of Iceland. The tanker caught fire, was abandoned and foundered later in 58°18N/27°50W. The master and 27 crew members were lost. 18 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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