British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||19 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-372 (Heinz-Joachim Neumann)|
|Position||58° 15'N, 40° 36'W - Grid AJ 3278|
|Complement||41 (2 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Sydney (30 Aug) - Hartlepool|
|Cargo||1512 standards of timber|
|History||Completed in August 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.52 hours on 10 Sep 1941, U-652 (Fraatz) fired two single torpedoes at ships of convoy SC-42 northeast of Cape Farewell, heard two detonations after three minutes and reported two ships probably sunk. In fact, Tahchee and Baron Pentland were damaged.
Two crew members from Baron Pentland (Master Alexander Bleasby Campbell) were lost. The master, 30 crew members and eight gunners abandoned ship in position 61°15N/41°05W and were picked up by HMCS Orillia (K 119) (T/LtCdr W.E.S. Briggs, RCNR) of the 24th Escort Group and landed at Reykjavik. The vessel remained afloat due her load of timber despite of a broken back and the wreck was eventually torpedoed and sunk by U-372 at 14.33 hours on 19 September.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Baron Pentland
|10 Sep 1941||U-652||Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz||Damaged||3,410|
|19 Sep 1941||U-372||Kptlt. Heinz-Joachim Neumann||Sunk||3,410|
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