British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Gypsum Packet Co Ltd, Windsor NS|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)|
|Position||63° 05'N, 37° 50'W - Grid AD 7177|
|Complement||36 (10 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans - Sydney (30 Aug) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||5500 tons of sulphur|
|History||Completed in April 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.51 hours on 11 Sep 1941, U-82 fired four torpedoes at convoy SC-42 south of Cape Farewell. The first three torpedoes missed and the fourth hit the Bulysses, which exploded. The stern shot at 02.12 hours hit the Gypsum Queen, which sank within one minute.
The master, eight crew members and one gunner from the Gypsum Queen (Master Alban Jason Chapman) were lost. 23 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Vestland and landed at Belfast.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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