Ships hit by U-boats

Mill Hill

British Steam merchant

Mill Hill under her former name Peebles. Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2552.2

NameMill Hill
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,318 tons
Completed1930 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerCounties Ship Management Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack30 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)
Position58° 48'N, 6° 49'W - Grid AM 3538
Complement34 (34 dead - no survivors)
RouteBoston - Halifax (16 Aug) - Middlesbrough 
Cargo6755 tons of pig iron and steel 
History Completed in April 1930 as Gracechurch for Gracechurch Shipping Co Ltd (James, Muers & Co), London. 1933 renamed Peebles for B.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1936 renamed Mill Hill for Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

Between 02.20 and 02.48 hours on 30 Aug 1940, U-32 attacked convoy HX-66A 58 miles west-northwest of Cape Wrath and sank the Mill Hill, Chelsea and Norne and missed a fourth ship.

At 02.20 hours, the Mill Hill (Master Robert Du Buisson) was hit in the stern by one torpedo and sank with a heavy list in a few minutes. The master and 33 crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 34 people who were on board

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