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|Completed||1928 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||London & Edinburgh Shipping Co Ltd, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-21 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||56° 06'N, 2° 55'W - Grid AN 0537|
|Complement||27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||London - Leith|
|Cargo||630 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 board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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