British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - William Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||3 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)|
|Position||38° 00'N, 9° 00'W - Grid CG 5944|
|Complement||45 (2 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Lisbon - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in August 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.57 hours on 3 Sep 1942, U-107 attacked an unescorted convoy of five ships three miles 112° from Cape Sines near Setubal, Portugal. First the Hollinside was hit by one of two fired bow torpedoes and six minutes later the Penrose by one of two fired stern torpedoes. The Hollinside was hit by a coup de grâce at 06.26 hours and sank by the stern at 07.36 hours after a second coup de grâce at 07.32 hours had missed. The Penrose sank by the stern five minutes after being hit by a coup de grâce at 06.46 hours.
Two crew members from the Penrose (Master Dudley Allan Nicholls) were lost. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by a Spanish trawler and landed at Lisbon.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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