Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,537 tons
Completed1902 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam 
OwnerJames Gardiner & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack8 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-379 (Paul-Hugo Kettner)
Position56° 30'N, 32° 14'W - Grid AK 2995
Complement38 (0 dead and 38 survivors).
RouteSheet Harbour, Nova Scotia (24 Jul) - Sydney (31 Jul) - Ellesmere Port 
Cargo3200 tons of pulp 
History Completed in September 1902 as Dutch Farmsum for NV Stoomvaart Mij Oostzee (Vinke & Co), Amsterdam. 1923 sold to Denmark and renamed Anneberg for C.P. Jensen, Copenhagen. 1932 sold to Finland, owned by Arthur Ekbom, Mariehamn.

On 13 Jan 1940, the Anneberg was in a small Finnish convoy to Sweden and about five miles from Swedish territorial waters, when she was missed by two torpedoes from the Soviet submarine SC-324.

In 1941 seized by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 13.25 hours on 8 Aug 1942 the Kaimoku and Anneberg in station #73 and #64 of convoy SC-94 were torpedoed by U-379, which was herself lost after the attack.

The Anneberg (Master Charles Leslie Bullock) was later sunk by depth charges from HMCS Battleford (K 165) (Lt R.J. Roberts, RCNVR) east-southeast of Cape Farewell. The master, 33 crew members and four gunners were rescued: 17 survivors by HMCS Battleford and landed at Greenock, 14 survivors by HMS Nasturtium (K 107) (Lt C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and landed at Liverpool and seven survivors by HMS Primrose (K 91) (LtCdr A. Ayre, RNR) and landed at Londonderry on 13 August.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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