Ships hit by U-boats

Royston Grange

British Steam merchant

Royston Grange under her former name Salado. Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith

NameRoyston Grange
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,144 tons
Completed1918 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerHoulder Brothers & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack25 Nov 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-28 (G√ľnter Kuhnke)
Position49° 15'N, 9° 00'W - Grid BF 1862
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBuenos Aires - Freetown - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo and grain 
History Completed in May 1918 as War Bison for The Shipping Controller, managed by Rankin, Gilmour & Co, London. 1919 sold to Belgium and renamed Australier for Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed Salado for Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Co (A. Holland & Co), London. 1935 renamed Royston Grange for Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 13.19 hours on 25 November 1939 the Royston Grange (Master Arthur George Phelps-Mead) in convoy SL-8B was hit by one torpedo from U-28 and sank about 50 miles southwest of Lands End. The master and crew were picked up by the British trawler Romilly and landed at Swansea.


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