British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||Blue Star Line Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-190 (Max Wintermeyer)|
|Position||58° 03'N, 28° 12'W - Grid AK 3814|
|Complement||64 (64 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (23 Feb) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||7805 tons of refrigerated and general cargo|
|History||Completed in November 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 21.55 hours on 8 March 1943, U-190 sank an unescorted freighter with two torpedoes about 500 miles east of Cape Farewell. The victim was probably the Empire Lakeland (Master Frederick John Gudgin) which was reported missing after straggling from convoy SC-121 and presumed lost in approx. 58°N/15°W. The master, 55 crew members and eight gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 64 people who were on board.|
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