Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,834 tons
Completed1937 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerConstantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough 
Date of attack14 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-47 (G√ľnther Prien)
Position50° 19'N, 10° 28'W - Grid BF 1158
Complement41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).
ConvoyHX-47 (straggler)
RouteSorel, Quebec - Halifax - Falmouth 
Cargo8730 tons of wheat and four aircraft as deck cargo 
History Completed in February 1937 
Notes on event

At 19.44 hours on 14 Jun 1940 the Balmoralwood (Master Frank H. Chilton), a straggler from convoy HX-47, was hit amidships by one stern torpedo from U-47 and sank after two hours about 70 miles south-southwest of Cape Clear. The master, 39 crew members and one gunner were picked up by Germanic and landed at Liverpool.

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