Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,250 tons
Completed1929 - ScottĀ“s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerJ. & J. Denholm Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack12 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position42° 26'N, 11° 33'W - Grid CG 1617
Complement38 (7 dead and 31 survivors).
RouteSunderland - Bordeaux 
Cargo7500 tons of coal 
History Completed in July 1929 
Notes on event

At 12.08 hours on 12 June 1940 the unescorted Earlspark (Master Evan James Williams) was hit underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-101 and sank northwest of Cape Finisterre. The master and six crew members were lost. 31 crew members were picked up by HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN).

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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