British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)|
|Position||32.22N, 22.53W - Grid DG 3983|
|Complement||43 (4 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Middlesbrough - Clyde - Freetown|
|History||Completed in June 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.37 hours on 9 Apr, 1941, the unescorted Harparthian (Master John Wharton, MBE), dispersed from convoy OG-57, was hit by two torpedoes from U-107 and sank southeast of the Azores. Three crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners landed at Hierro, Canary Islands. The Germans misidentified this ship as the British steam merchant Malancha (8124 grt).
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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