Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-1983

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,998 tons
Completed1929 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack29 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-436 (G√ľnther Seibicke)
Position55° 02'N, 22° 45'W - Grid AL 5482
Complement114 (24 dead and 90 survivors).
RouteHalifax - London 
Cargo8200 tons of grain and military stores 
History Completed in October 1929 for Barr, Crombie & Co Ltd, Glasgow. 1940 sold to Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 21.18 hours on 29 Oct 1942 the Barrwhin (Master Thomas Sydney Dixon) in convoy HX-212 was hit by one torpedo from U-436 and sank quickly south of Iceland. The ship had rescued 60 survivors from the Kosmos II, which had been sunk by U-624 (Soden-Fraunhofen) at 03.05 hours the same day. 12 crew members and 12 survivors were lost. The master, 41 crew members and 48 survivors were picked up after about eight hours from rafts by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (LtCdr R. Jackson, RCNVR) and landed at Londonderry.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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