British Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||W.T. Gould & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-562 (Horst Hamm)|
|Position||35° 21'N, 3° 26'W - Grid CH 7761|
|Complement||43 (41 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Melilla, Spanish Morocco - UK|
|Cargo||6900 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in September 1915 as Beachy Head for Fargrove Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Farrar, Groves & Co Ltd), London. 1917 renamed Grelhead for Griffiths Lewis Steam Navigation Co Ltd (J.C. Gould & Co), Cardiff. 1920 sold to Gould Steamships & Industrial Ltd, London. 1925 sold to The Derwen Shipping Co Ltd (D.G. Hall & Co), London. 1931 sold to Heanton Shipping Co Ltd (W.T. Gould & Co Ltd), London. 1937 transferred to Cardigan Shipping Co Ltd for the same manager. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.19 hours on 2 Dec 1941 the unescorted Grelhead (Master Charles John Pirie) was torpedoed and sunk by U-562 two miles north of Punta Negri, Morocco. The master, 34 crew members and six gunners were lost. Two crew members were rescued and landed at Tangiers.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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