Ships hit by U-boats

The Monarch

British Steam merchant

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NameThe Monarch
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage824 tons
Completed1930 - Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon 
OwnerJ. Hay & Sons, Glasgow 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position47° 20'N, 4° 40'W - Grid BF 5525
Complement12 (12 dead - no survivors)
RouteTonney-Charente, France - Falmouth 
Notes on event

At 04.57 hours on 19 June 1940 the unescorted The Monarch (Master John McNeill) was hit in the stern by a G7a torpedo from U-52 and sank within 4 minutes 60 miles west of Belle Ile in the Bay of Biscay. The master and eleven crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

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