Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,097 tons
Completed1920 - John Cran & Somerville Ltd, Leith 
OwnerGeorge Gibson & Co Ltd, Leith 
Date of attack9 Mar 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position51° 44'N, 3° 22'E - Grid AN 8757
Complement21 (0 dead and 21 survivors).
RouteAntwerp - Rotterdam - Leith 
Cargo700 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in October 1920 
Notes on event

At 05.42 hours on 9 March 1940 the unescorted Borthwick (Master G. Simpson) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-14 and sank after breaking in two north of Zeebrugge. The master and 20 crew members were picked up by the Flushing pilot boat Loodsboot No.9 and landed at Flushing on 10 March.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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