Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,414 tons
Completed1933 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJ. & C. Harrison Ltd, London 
Date of attack4 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)
Position58° 24'N, 23° 20'W - Grid AL 1834
Complement41 (16 dead and 25 survivors).
ConvoySC-26 (dispersed)
RoutePortland, Maine - Sydney - London 
Cargo94157 bushels of wheat 
Notes on event

At 03.40 hours on 4 April 1941 the Harbledown (Master Griffith Jones), dispersed from convoy SC-26, was torpedoed and sunk by U-94 south-southwest of Iceland. 14 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 23 crew members and one passenger (DBS) were picked up by HMS Veteran (D 72) (Cdr W.T. Conchman OBE) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Harbledown.

ship sunk.

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