Ships hit by U-boats

British Monarch

British Steam merchant

NameBritish Monarch
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,661 tons
Completed1923 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow 
OwnerMonarch SS Co Ltd (Raeburn & Vérel Ltd), Glasgow 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)
Position45° 00'N, 11° 21'W - Grid BE 7171
Complement40 (40 dead - no survivors)
RouteBougie - Glasgow 
Cargo8200 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in February 1923 
Notes on event

At 03.46 hours on 19 June 1940 the British Monarch (Master John Ferguson Scott) in convoy HG-34F was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 about 200 miles north-northwest of Corunna. The master and 39 crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

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