Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,924 tons
Completed1919 - Todd Drydock & Construction Corp, Tacoma WA 
OwnerMoss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack11 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-207 (Fritz Meyer)
Position62° 40'N, 38° 50'W - Grid AD 63
Complement42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).
RouteQuonset Point, Rhode Island - Sydney (30 Aug) - Belfast 
Cargo2100 tons of general cargo, including army stores 
History Built as American Olen 1928 renamed Berury for US Maritime Commission, Washington DC and was laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 transferred to Britain and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 02.45 hours on 11 Sep 1941 the Stonepool at station #111 and five minutes later the Berury at station #112 in convoy SC-42 were torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Farewell. There are no attack reports for this time from the German side, so the attacker must have been U-207, which was sunk a few hours later by the escorts.

The Berury (Master Francis Joseph Morgan) was sunk with gunfire by a escort ship. One crew member was lost. The master, 36 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (Lt P.J.B. Cook) and landed at Reykjavik and HMCS Moosejaw (K 164) (Lt L.D. Quick), landed at Loch Ewe.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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