Ships hit by U-boats


Kinross

British Motor merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2368.1

NameKinross
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,956 tons
Completed1935 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerB.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack24 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-203 (Rolf M├╝tzelburg)
Position55° 23'N, 38° 49'W - Grid AK 4510
Complement37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).
ConvoyOB-336
RouteDundee - Loch Ewe (18 Jun) - Sydney, CB - Father Point 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in April 1935 
Notes on event

At 12.00 and 12.05 hours on 24 June 1941, U-203 attacked convoy OB-336 southeast of Cape Farewell and reported two ships sunk. In fact, only the Kinross (Master James Robson Reed) was hit and sunk. The master, 31 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMCS Orillia (K 119) (T/LtCdr W.E.S. Briggs, RCNR) and landed at Reykjavik.

 
On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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