American Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Skinner & Eddy Corp, Seattle WA|
|Owner||Seas Shipping Co Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||25 Jul 1944||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-862 (Heinrich Timm)|
|Position||20° 03'S, 14° 21'W - Grid FT 8461|
|Complement||69 (69 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Capetown (16 Jul) - Bahia, Brazil - New York|
|Cargo||8602 tons of chrome ore|
|History||Completed in February 1920. On 14 October 1931 the Robin Goodfellow ran aground due to a navigational error in the Delaware River and remained beached south of New Castle for nearly two months. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.12 hours on 25 July 1944 the unescorted Robin Goodfellow (Master Bjarne Bjornsgaard) was torpedoed and sunk by U-862 in the South Atlantic. The British motor merchant Priam received a distress signal, but none of the eight officers, 33 crewmen and 28 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 4in, one 3in and five 20mm guns) survived.
|On board||We have details of 69 people who were on board.|
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