British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Consett Iron Co Ltd (Wm. Dickinson & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-642 (Herbert Brünning)|
|Position||57° 39'N, 27° 36'W - Grid AK 3857|
|Complement||30 (30 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - St. John, New Brunswick (21 Feb) - Halifax (25 Feb) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||2700 tons of flour|
|History||Completed in January 1925 as Chilton for Durham SS Co Ltd (T. Smith & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1929 sold to Witherington & Everett, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1935 renamed Seven Seas Sound for Good Hope Shipping Co (Walter Vaughan Ltd), Cardiff. 1937 renamed Leadgate for Consett Iron Co Ltd (Wm. Dickinson & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.03 hours on 8 March 1943 the unescorted Leadgate (Master Ernest Hay Halliday), a straggler from convoy SC-121, was hit by one torpedo from U-642 and sank about 450 miles west of Rockall. The master, 25 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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