Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,578 tons
Completed1919 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerBritish Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London  
Date of attack24 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-558 (Günther Krech)
Position44° 34'N, 42° 37'W - Grid BC 9446
Complement42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteLondonderry - Halifax - Trinidad 
History Completed in July 1919 as War Hagara for Shipping Controller, managed by Andrew Weir & Co. 1920 renamed Inverarder for Inver Tankers Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), Dublin. 
Notes on event

At 04.28 hours on 24 Feb 1942, U-558 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy ONS-67 southeast of St. John’s and observed two hits on the Inverarder (Master Albert George Robins), which sank by the bow after 15 minutes. The master, 33 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British merchant Empire Flame, transferred to the rescue ship Toward (Master Arthur James Knell, MBE, DSC) and landed at Halifax on 1 March.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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