British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Cairns, Noble & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-13 (Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain)|
|Position||57° 38'N, 1° 45'W - Grid AN 1863|
|Complement||45 (3 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax (17 Oct) - Newcastle - Leith|
|Cargo||General cargo, including wool, copper and grain|
|Notes on event|
At 22.50 hours on 30 Oct 1939 the Cairnmona (Master Fred Wilkinson Fairley), dispersed from convoy HX-5, was torpedoed and sunk by U-13 three miles east-northeast of Rattray Head. Three crew members were lost. The master and 41 crew members were picked up by the British drifter HMS River Lossie (4.246) (Skipper J.C. Spence, RNR).
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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