British Steam tanker
|Completed||1921 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||C.T. Bowring & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||11 Jan 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||53° 32'N, 3° 25'W - Grid AM 9324|
|Complement||36 (4 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Lobitos, Angola - Halifax - Ellesmere Port|
|Cargo||9,238 tons of crude oil and 511 tons of casinghead gasoline|
|History||Completed in September 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.00 hours on 11 January 1940 the El Oso (Master Frank Herbert Simpson) in convoy HX-14B, struck a mine laid on 6 January by U-30 and sank six miles 280° from the Bar Lightship, Liverpool. Three crew members were lost. The master and 32 crew members were picked up by HMS Walker (D 27) (LtCdr A.A. Tait, RN) and landed at Liverpool. Eight injured survivors were taken to a hospital where one of them died of wounds.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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