Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Hudson

British Catapult armed merchant

We don't have a picture of this vessel at this time.

NameEmpire Hudson
Type:Catapult armed merchant (CAM)
Tonnage7,465 tons
Completed1941 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerSilver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London 
Date of attack10 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)
Position61° 28'N, 40° 51'W - Grid AD 6830
Complement67 (4 dead and 63 survivors).
RouteHalifax - Sydney (30 Aug) - Liverpool 
Cargo9562 tons of wheat 
History Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 09.57 hours on 10 Sep 1941 the Empire Hudson (Master John Campbell Cooke) in convoy SC-42 was torpedoed and sunk by U-82 northeast of Cape Farewell. Four crew members were lost. The master, 47 crew members, six gunners and nine RAF personnel were picked up by the British merchant Baron Ramsay and the Norwegian merchant Regin and landed at Loch Ewe.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats