Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2184

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,954 tons
Completed1935 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerHall Brothers SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack27 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-557 (Ottokar Arnold Paulssen)
Position54° 00'N, 13° 00'W - Grid AL 6998
Complement42 (39 dead and 3 survivors).
RouteHull - Bathurst - Pepel 
Cargo8540 tons of general cargo, including lorries and aircraft 
History Completed in September 1935 
Notes on event

At 04.26 hours on 27 Aug 1941 the Embassage (Master Edward Kiddie) in convoy OS-4 was torpedoed and sunk by U-557 about 100 miles west of Achill Island. The master, 32 crew members and six gunners were lost. Three crew members were picked up after four days by HMCS Assiniboine (I 18) (A/LtCdr J.H. Stubbs, RCN) and landed at Greenock.

On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

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