British Catapult armed merchant
|Type:||Catapult armed merchant (CAM)|
|Completed||1941 - Short Bros, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||7 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-751 (Gerhard Bigalk)|
|Position||43° 55'N, 64° 22'W - Grid BB 7494|
|Complement||65 (11 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Portland, Maine - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||9000 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in June 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 05.52 hours on 7 Feb 1942 the unescorted Empire Sun (Master Lloyds Evans) was torpedoed and sunk by U-751 south of Halifax. The master, seven crew members, two gunners and one RAF personnel were lost. 35 crew members, twelve gunners and seven RAF personnel landed at Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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