British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co, Campbeltown, Argyllshire|
|Owner||Bristol Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Bristol|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)|
|Position||51° 24'N, 3° 37'W - Grid AM 9947|
|Complement||15 (13 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Dublin (2 Mar) - Bristol|
|Cargo||400 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1914 |
|Notes on event|
On 3 March 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Cato (Master Richard Martin) struck a mine laid on 2 March by U-29 and sank 2.5 miles west of Nash Point in the Bristol Channel. The master and twelve crew members were lost. Two crew members were picked up by HMS Akita (FY 610) (ChSkr W.A. Watson, DSC, RNR).
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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