Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,897 tons
Completed1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack8 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position20° 51'N, 20° 32'W - Grid DT 9352
Complement40 (28 dead and 12 survivors).
RoutePepel - Freetown - Middlesbrough 
Cargo7700 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in May 1928 
Notes on event

Between 05.47 and 06.08 hours on 8 March 1941, U-124 fired six single torpedoes at convoy SL-67 north of the Cape Verde Islands and observed four ships going down. Schulz reported five ships with about 33,000 grt sunk and another ship damaged. In fact four ships were sunk in the attack, the Nardana, Hindpool, Tielbank and Lahore.

The master and 27 crew members from the Hindpool (Master Malcolm Vernon Allt Tinnock) were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMS Faulknor (H 62) (Capt A.F. de Salis, RN) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March. Four crew members and two gunners were rescued by the Guido.


On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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