Ships hit by U-boats

Baron Loudoun

British Steam merchant

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NameBaron Loudoun
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,164 tons
Completed1925 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)
Position45° 00'N, 11° 21'W - Grid BE 9369
Complement33 (3 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteBona - Barrow 
Cargo5050 tons of iron ore 
Notes on event

At 02.56 hours on 19 June 1940 the Baron Loudoun (Master Joseph Henderson Johnson) in convoy HG-34F was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 west-northwest of Cape Ortegal. Three crew members were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Scarborough (L 25) (Cdr C.T. Addis, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

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