British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||44° 16'N, 13° 54'W - Grid BE 9484|
|Complement||37 (32 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown (31 May) - Workington|
|Cargo||7200 tons of iron ore|
|Notes on event|
At 19.38 hours on 12 Jun 1940, U-46 fired a stern torpedo at a ship in convoy SL-34 about 220 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre and missed the intended target, but hit the Barbara Marie that broke in two and sank. At 19.46 hours, another torpedo was fired which hit the forward part of Willowbank and caused the ship to sink by the bow.
The master and 31 crew members from the Barbara Marie (Master Alfred Stanley Smith) were lost. Five crew members were picked up by the British motor merchant Swedru.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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