British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||31 May 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||49° 43'N, 3° 23'W - Grid BF 2655|
|Complement||40 (18 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Bona - Tyne|
|Cargo||8150 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in March 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.02 hours on 31 May 1940 the Orangemoor (Master Robert Edward Richardson) in convoy HG-31F was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-101 and sank within a short time southwest of Roches Doures. 18 crew members were lost. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by the Brandenburg and landed at London.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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