Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,053 tons
Completed1929 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack28 Jun 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position47° 30'N, 10° 30'W - Grid BF 4192
Complement35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).
RouteMelbourne - Leith - Aberdeen 
Cargo7980 tons of flour 
History Completed in March 1929 
Notes on event

At 02.02 hours on 28 June 1940 the unescorted Llanarth (Master John James Perry) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-30 about 220 miles west by south of Ushant and sank after two hours and 30 minutes in 47°39N/10°17W. The ship had been spotted at noon the day before and missed with a spread of two torpedoes at 16.57 hours. The master and 15 crew members were picked up two days later by HMS Gladiolus (K 34) (LtCdr H.M.C. Sanders RNR), escorting convoy OA-175 and landed at Plymouth. The chief officer and 18 crew members were rescued by a Spanish trawler and landed at San Sebastian.

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