British Motor tanker
|Completed||1927 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)|
|Position||62° 40'N, 38° 50'W - Grid AD 7140|
|Complement||61 (4 dead and 57 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Sydney, CB (30 Aug) - Stanlow|
|Cargo||9300 tons of gas oil|
|History||Completed in May 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.51 hours on 11 September 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.
Four crew members from the Bulysses (Master Bartram Lamb) were lost. The master, 50 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Polish steam merchant Wisla from the same convoy and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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