Ships hit by U-boats

Henri Mory

British Steam merchant

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NameHenri Mory
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,564 tons
Completed1920 - Ateliers & Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes 
OwnerH. Gonneville Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack27 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-110 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position - Grid AL 65
Complement32 (28 dead and 4 survivors).
RoutePepel - Freetown - Bermuda - Barrow 
Cargo3150 tons of iron ore 
History Built as Les Hurlus 1920 renamed Thorium 1926 renamed Martine 1935 renamed French Henri Mory for Soc. Française d´Armement Union Industrielle et Maritime, Rouen.
In July 1940, the Henri Mory was seized at Swansea by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 01.30 hours on 27 April 1941 the Henri Mory (Master Joseph Havard) was hit by one torpedo from U-110 and sank about 330 miles west-northwest of Blaskets Islands, Ireland. The ship had been dispersed from convoy SL-68 on 21 March, went to Bermuda and then continued unescorted.
A Russian survivor was picked up by the U-boat, questioned and later put into a dinghy with a bottle of spirits. The Germans identified the ship as André Moyrand, but this is not possible because she survived the war and was not at sea on this date.

26 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master and two crew members were picked up by HMS Hurricane (H 06) (LtCdr H.C. Simms, RN) and landed at Gourock on 1 May. One crew member was rescued after 8 days by the British merchant Lycaon.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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