British Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||28 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Friedrich Markworth)|
|Position||11° 29'N, 58° 51'W - Grid EE 7584|
|Complement||67 (1 dead and 66 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Durban (27 Jun) - Trinidad - New York|
|History||Laid down as Hazelbank, completed in September 1925 as Weirbank for Andrew Weir & Co, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.40 hours on 28 July 1942 the unescorted Weirbank (Master David Alexander Banner Reid) was hit by one torpedo from U-66 about 90 miles southeast of Barbados. Two minutes earlier the U-boat had missed the zigzagging ship with a first torpedo. The ship settled by the stern and sank after 37 minutes. One crew member was lost. The master, 55 crew members and ten gunners landed at Scarborough, Tobago on 29 July.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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