Ships hit by U-boats

Royal Archer

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameRoyal Archer
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,266 tons
Completed1928 - ScottĀ“s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerLondon & Edinburgh Shipping Co Ltd, Edinburgh 
Date of attack24 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-21 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position56° 06'N, 2° 55'W - Grid AN 0537
Complement27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).
ConvoyFN-100 (dispersed)
RouteLondon - Leith 
Cargo630 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

On 24 Feb 1940 the Royal Archer (Master Charles A. Piper), dispersed from convoy FN-100, struck a mine laid on 4 Nov 1939 by U-21 and sank off the Firth of Forth. The master and 26 crew members were picked up by HMS Weston (L 84) (LtCdr S.C. Tuke, RN) and landed at Rosyth.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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