British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Hall Brothers SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||3 Nov 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)|
|Position||51° 21'N, 51° 45'W - Grid AJ 7849|
|Complement||24 (3 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Parrsboro, Nova Scotia - Sydney (29 Oct) - London|
|Cargo||2125 tons of lumber|
|History||Completed in May 1930 as Danish Flynderborg for A/S D/S Dannebrog (C.K. Hansen), Copenhagen. On 22 Aug 1940, taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 04.54, 04.58 and 05.05 hours on 3 Nov 1941, U-202 attacked convoy SC-52 northeast of Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and observed hits on two ships and heard a third. At 08.44 hours, a capsized wreck was sunk by coup de grâce, possibly that of one of the vessels struck during the first attack. However, the Flynderborg and Gretavale were sunk by these attacks.
The master, 18 crew members and two gunners from the Flynderborg (Master P. Petersen) were picked up by HMCS Windflower (K 155) (T/Lt J. Price, RCNR) and landed at St. John’s. Three crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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