British Motor tanker
|Completed||1922 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||Tankers Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||16 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-61 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||56° 10'N, 10° 20'W - Grid AM 5216|
|Complement||41 (9 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Halifax - Loch Ewe - London|
|Cargo||9200 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in March 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 12.23 hours on 16 July 1940 the Scottish Minstrel (Master Peter Dunn) in convoy HX-55 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-61 about 130 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland. The tanker caught fire and remained afloat after the hit, but sank the next day. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by HMS Gardenia (K 99) (LtCdr T.A.O. Ellis, RNR) and landed at Folkestone.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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