British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||R. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||51.09N, 30.16W - Grid AK 9784|
|Complement||42 (23 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Father Point, New Brunswick|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on loss|
At 02.51 hours on 12 Jun, 1941, the unescorted Empire Dew (Master John Edward Elsdon) was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 north of the Azores. 23 crew members were lost. The master, 16 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Norwegian destroyer St. Albans (I 15) and landed at Liverpool.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 23 people who were on this vessel|
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