British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Frank S. Dawson & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||4 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||60° 10'N, 0° 39'W - Grid AN 2184|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Narvik (29 Jan) - Immingham|
|History||Completed in April 1918 as British Roseden for Stephens, Sutton & Stephens, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1936 renamed Leo Dawson for Frank S. Dawson & Co Ltd, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.25 hours on 4 Feb 1940 the unescorted Leo Dawson (Master Charles Edwin Underwood) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-37 about 15 miles east of Bressay, Shetlands. The master and 34 crew members were lost. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 21.11 hours.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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