Ships hit by U-boats

Barbara Marie

British Steam merchant

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NameBarbara Marie
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,223 tons
Completed1928 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack12 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position44° 16'N, 13° 54'W - Grid BE 9484
Complement37 (32 dead and 5 survivors).
RoutePepel - Freetown (31 May) - Workington 
Cargo7200 tons of iron ore 
Notes on event

At 19.38 hours on 12 Jun 1940, U-46 fired a stern torpedo at a ship in convoy SL-34 about 220 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre and missed the intended target, but hit the Barbara Marie that broke in two and sank. At 19.46 hours, another torpedo was fired which hit the forward part of Willowbank and caused the ship to sink by the bow.

The master and 31 crew members from the Barbara Marie (Master Alfred Stanley Smith) were lost. Five crew members were picked up by the British motor merchant Swedru.

On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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