Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,475 tons
Completed1924 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerHalford Constants Ltd, London 
Date of attack27 Jul 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-203 (Rolf M├╝tzelburg)
Position44° 55'N, 17° 44'W - Grid BE 8295
Complement31 (15 dead and 16 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Lisabon 
Cargo2806 tons of coal 
History Completed in August 1924 as Pentraeth for Lambert Barnett & Co, London. 1932 renamed Hawkinge for Halford Constants Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 02.54 hours on 27 July 1941, U-203 attacked convoy OG-69 about 800 miles southwest of Fastnet and reported the sinking of two ships, totalling 14.000 grt. However, only the Hawkinge (Master Walter Aron Isaksson) was hit. 13 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master and five crew members were picked up by HMS Sunflower (K 41) (LtCdr J.T. Jones, RNR) and landed at Londonderry. Seven crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Vanoc (H 33) (LtCdr J.G.W. Deneys, DSO, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

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