British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Owner||Aberdeen Coal & Shipping Co, Aberdeen|
|Date of attack||21 Jan 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)|
|Position||55° 05'N, 1° 27'W - Grid AN 5461|
|Complement||13 (11 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth - Aberdeen|
|Cargo||1200 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in October 1919 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.30 hours on 21 January 1940 the unescorted Ferryhill (Master Williamson John Taylor Stephen) struck a mine laid on 20 December 1939 by U-22 and sank 1.5 miles north of St. Mary’s Lighthouse near Blyth. The master and ten crew members were lost. Two crew members were picked up by the British M/S trawler HMS Young Jacob (FY 975) (Skipper T. Williamson, RNR) and landed at North Shields.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.