Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage7,519 tons
Completed1927 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack11 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)
Position62° 40'N, 38° 50'W - Grid AD 7140
Complement61 (4 dead and 57 survivors).
RouteNew York - Sydney, CB (30 Aug) - Stanlow 
Cargo9300 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 boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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