British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Booth Steamship Co Ltd (Booth Line), Liverpool|
|Date of attack||2 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||49° 19'N, 5° 35'W - Grid BF 2495|
|Complement||43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Para, Brazil - Heysham - Liverpool|
|Cargo||900 tons of cork, 500 tons of Brazil nuts, 80 tons of rubber and 50 tons of hides|
|Notes on event|
At 03.05 hours on 2 June 1940 the unescorted Polycarp (Master Alexander Allan) was hit by one torpedo from U-101 and sank 41 miles south of Lands End. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by the French merchant Espiguette and landed at Newlyn.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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