Ships hit by U-boats

Sea Glory

British Steam merchant

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NameSea Glory
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,964 tons
Completed1919 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerDover Navigation Co Ltd (Leach & Co), London 
Date of attack7 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position49° 39'N, 10° 25'W - Grid BF 1464
Complement29 (29 dead - no survivors)
RouteFowey, Cornwall (5 Jul) - Philadelphia 
CargoChina clay 
History Launched as War Wear for The Shipping Controller, completed in February 1919 as Sea Glory for Dover Navigation Co Ltd (Leach & Co), London. 
Notes on event

At 00.53 hours on 7 July 1940 the unescorted Sea Glory (Master Stanley Winston Harvey) was hit on the port side just ahead of the bridge by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-99 and sank by the bow within two minutes about 110 miles south-southwest of Fastnet. The master, 27 crew members and one gunner were lost. Kretschmer had not intended to fire two torpedoes in this attack, a second torpedo tube was only prepared to be fired as coup de grĂ¢ce, but was launched too by mistake. The ship had been reported missing after leaving Fowey and was presumed lost on 11 July.

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