British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Ateliers & Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes|
|Owner||H. Gonneville Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||27 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-110 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||Grid AL 65|
|Complement||32 (28 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown - Bermuda - Barrow|
|Cargo||3150 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 Apr, 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.
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 board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.