Ships hit by U-boats

Scottish Trader

British Steam merchant

NameScottish Trader
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,016 tons
Completed1938 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerTrader Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack6 Dec 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-131 (Arend Baumann)
Position58° 00'N, 19° 30'W - Grid AL 2830
Complement43 (43 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-56 (straggler)
RoutePhiladelphia (15 Nov) - Sydney, CB (22 Nov) - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including steel and foodstuffs 
History Completed in November 1938 
Notes on event

About 21.00 hours on 6 December 1941 the unescorted Scottish Trader (Master George Reginald Harkness), a straggler from convoy SC-56, was torpedoed and sunk by U-131 about 300 miles south of Iceland. The U-boat needed six torpedoes to sink the zigzagging vessel. The master, 36 crew members and six gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

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