British Steam merchant
|Completed||1933 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)|
|Position||55° 01'N, 42° 59'W - Grid AJ 6436|
|Complement||49 (7 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - St.John, New Brunswick|
|Cargo||6129 tons of anthracite|
|Notes on event|
Between 02.43 and 02.46 hours on 5 May 1943, U-628 fired six torpedoes at convoy ONS-5 about 500 miles south of Cape Farewell and reported one ship sunk, one ship probably sunk, one ship burning and two end-of-run detonations. However, only the Harbury (Master Walter Edward Cook) was hit. Six crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 33 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by HMS Northern Spray (FY 129) (Lt F.A.J. Downer) and landed at St.Johns. It is possible that Hasenschar thought that the ships sunk by U-264 (Looks) at the same time were his own victims.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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