Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,395 tons
Completed1936 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerConstantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough 
Date of attack25 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-51 (Dietrich Knorr)
Position48° 24'N, 15° 05'W - Grid BE 3783
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteTyne - Freetown 
Cargo7100 tons of coal 
History Completed in June 1936 
Notes on event

At 15.43 hours on 25 June 1940 the Windsorwood (Master George Albert Norton) in convoy OA-172 was hit amidships by one stern torpedo from U-51 about 370 miles west-southwest of Lands End. The ship sank within three minutes after being hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 16.19 hours. The master and 39 crew members was picked up by Ainderby and landed at Barry.

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