Ships hit by U-boats

Marwick Head

British Steam merchant

Marwick Head under her former name Allanwater

NameMarwick Head
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage496 tons
Completed1920 - Day, Summers & Co, Southampton 
OwnerA.F. Henry & McGregor Ltd, Edinburgh 
Date of attack12 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)
Position52° 40'N, 1° 46'E - Grid AN 7635
Complement10 (5 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteBo’ness - London 
Cargo480 tons of coal 
History Completed in December 1920 as Allanwater for Mason Shipping Co Ltd (W. Mason & Co), Liverpool. 1933 renamed Marwick Head for A.F. Henry & McGregor Ltd, Edinburgh. 
Notes on event

At 08.15 hours on 12 December 1939 the Marwick Head (Master J.J. Thain) struck a mine, laid on 5 December by U-59 and sank 0.5 miles south of North Caister Buoy. Five crew members were lost. The master and four crew members were picked up from a raft by a patrol trawler and landed at Great Yarmouth.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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