Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,721 tons
Completed1912 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerChellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack19 Oct 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-220 (Bruno Barber)
Position47° 19'N, 52° 27'W - Grid BB 63
Complement40 (26 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteWabana, Conception Bay (19 Oct) - Sydney 
Cargo5300 tons of iron ore 
Notes on event

At 20.30 hours on 19 Oct 1943 the Penolver in station #21 of convoy WB-65 struck a mine laid on 9 October by U-220 15 miles off St.Johns and sank within three minutes. The Delisle in station #22 stopped to pick up the survivors, but was also hit by a mine about 15 minutes later.

23 crew members and three gunners from the Penolver (Master George H. Naish) were lost. The master, twelve crew members and one gunner were picked up by the HMCS Miscou (T 277) and landed at St.Johns.

On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

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