British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Bowater´s Newfoundland Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd, Corner Brook|
|Date of attack||8 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||50° 36'N, 9° 24'W - Grid BF 1251|
|Complement||43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Corner Brook, Newfoundland - Halifax (25 Jun) - Ellesmere Port|
|Cargo||5450 tons of newsprint, 1000 tons of steel, 450 tons of pulp and 300 tons of lumber|
|History||Completed in July 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.53 hours on 8 July 1940 the Humber Arm (Master Jack Rowland Morbey) in convoy HX-53 was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-99 and sank 60 miles south of Fastnet. The master, 41 crew members and one passenger were picked up by HMS Scimitar (H 21) (Lt R.D. Franks, OBE, RN) and HMS Vanquisher (D 54) (Cdr C.B. Alers-Hankey, RN) and landed at Milford Haven.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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