Ships hit by U-boats


Empire Stream

British Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameEmpire Stream
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,922 tons
Completed1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJ.S. Stranaghan & Co Ltd, Cardiff 
HomeportGreenock 
Date of attack25 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position46° 03'N, 24° 40'W - Grid BE 4785
Complement35 (8 dead and 27 survivors).
ConvoyHG-73
RouteHuelva - Dundee 
Cargo3730 tons of potash 
History Completed in March 1941 as ore carrier for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 07.44 hours on 25 Sep 1941 the Empire Stream (Master Stanley Herbert Evans) in station #33 of convoy HG-73 was hit by two torpedoes from U-124 and sank north-northeast of the Azores. Four crew members, two gunners and two stowaways were lost. The master, 24 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Begonia (K 66) (T/Lt T.A.R. Muir, RNR) and landed at Milford Haven on 30 September.

 
On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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