British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Ambrose, Davies & Matthews Ltd, Swansea|
|Date of attack||5 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-130 (Siegfried Keller)|
|Position||43° 50'N, 14° 46'W - Grid BE 9495|
|Complement||47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos, Nigeria - Gibraltar - Hull|
|Cargo||8181 tons of West African produce|
|History||Completed in May 1941 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.45 hours on 5 March 1943, U-130 attacked convoy XK-2 northwest of Lisbon and sank four ships, the Fidra, Empire Tower, Trefusis and Ger-y-Bryn.
The master, the crew of 37 and the nine gunners from the Ger-y-Bryn (Master Theodore John Butler Beard) were rescued by HMS Coreopsis (K 32) (T/Lt B.C. Hamilton, RNR), transferred to HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175) (Lt G.F.S. Clampitt) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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