Ships hit by U-boats


Rhineland

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameRhineland
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,381 tons
Completed1922 - AG Weser, Bremen 
OwnerJames Currie & Co Ltd, Leith 
HomeportLeith 
Date of attack21 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)
Position47° 00'N, 22° 00'W - Grid BE 4944
Complement26 (26 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOG-74
RouteClyde - Lisbon - Gibraltar 
Cargo912 tons of coal and bags of mail 
History Completed in December 1922 as Altengamme for Schlüter & Maack, Hamburg. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed Rhineland for James Currie & Co Ltd, Leith. 
Notes on event

At 23.20 and 23.21 hours on 21 Sep 1941, U-201 fired torpedoes at convoy OG-74 about 800 miles north-northeast of the Azores and reported two ships sunk. The ships hit were Lissa and Rhineland.

The Rhineland (Master John Thorburn Gilroy) was sunk by a coup de grâce at 23.41 hours. The master, 22 crew members and three gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

Location of attack on Rhineland.

ship sunk.


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