British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||J. & J. Denholm Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||42° 26'N, 11° 33'W - Grid CG 1617|
|Complement||38 (7 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Sunderland - Bordeaux|
|Cargo||7500 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 board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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