British Steam merchant
|Completed||1916 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||P. Henderson & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||26 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-141 (Philipp Schüler)|
|Position||55° 42'N, 9° 53'W - Grid AM 5276|
|Complement||53 (0 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Ellesmere Port - Port Sulphur|
|History||Completed in May 1916 as Start Point for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1921 renamed Manchester Producer for Manchester Liners Ltd, Manchester. 1939 sold by the Board of Trade, renamed Botwey and transferred to P. Henderson & Co, Glasgow. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.28 hours on 26 July 1941, U-141 attacked convoy OS-1 365 miles 270° from Bloody Foreland and Schüler thought that he had scored one hit on each of three ships. The first vessel was seen being abandoned, the second exploded and the third, which had four masts, was seen to develop a heavy list. In fact, the Botwey was sunk and the Atlantic City was damaged.
The master, 48 crew members and four gunners from Botwey (Master Ebenezer Gordon) were picked up by the British rescue ship Copeland (Master J. McKellar, OBE) and landed at Greenock on 28 July.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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