British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||59.09N, 23.40W - Grid AL 1486|
|Complement||41 (20 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore, Maryland - Halifax - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||7900 tons of grain|
|Notes on event|
At 03.44 hours on 4 Apr, 1941, U-98 fired a G7e torpedo at Welcombe (Master Richard Edgar Johnson) in a group of ships from the recently dispersed convoy SC-26 south of Iceland. She was hit underneath the stack and sank after 15 minutes. The ship had been missed by a first G7e torpedo at 03.15 hours. The master and 19 crew members were lost. 19 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr C.H. Thomas, DSC) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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