British Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)|
|Position||56.14N, 31.19W - Grid AK 6261|
|Complement||59 (59 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Swansea - Milford Haven - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in December 1931 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.19 hours on 4 Apr, 1941, the Conus (Master Charles Asquith), dispersed from convoy OB-304, was hit in the foreship by one G7e torpedo from U-97 and stopped southeast of Cape Farewell. The U-boat then fired its last two torpedoes at 19.08 and 20.06 hours. The tanker capsized and sank within 10 minutes after the third torpedo hit. The master and 56 crew members and two gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 59 people who were on board.|
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