Ships hit by U-boats

Beatrice Beck

British Sailing ship

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NameBeatrice Beck
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage146 tons
Completed1927 - Smith & Rhuland Shipbuilding Ltd, Lunenburg NS 
OwnerHenry Clement & Co, Burgeo NF 
Date of attack5 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-218 (Richard Becker)
Position14° 45'N, 58° 27'W - Grid EE 4618
Complement13 (13 dead - no survivors)
RouteSt. John’s, Newfoundland (11 Oct) - Barbados 
Notes on event

At 02.46 hours on 5 November 1943, U-218 fired one G7a torpedo at a two-masted schooner about 110 miles northeast of Barbados that missed astern. A second G7a torpedo fired shortly afterwards struck aft and broke the vessel in two, the stern sank immediately while the bow capsized and sank after a few minutes. This must have been the Beatrice Beck (Master Arch Matthews) which was reported missing after failing to arrive in Barbados on 10 November.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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