British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||30 Nov 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||36° 54'N, 29° 51'W - Grid CE 8234|
|Complement||50 (17 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Middlesbrough - Freetown - Pepel|
|History||Completed in December 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.26 hours on 30 Nov 1941 the Ashby (Master Tom Valentine Frank, OBE), a straggler from convoy OS-12, was hit aft by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-43 and sank by the stern within 4 minutes 170 miles south-southeast of Flores, Azores. The master, eleven crew members and five gunners were lost. 28 crew members and five gunners landed at Fayal, embarked on the Portuguese destroyer Lima (D 333), transferred and were brought to Lisbon by the Portuguese merchant Carvalho Araujo.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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