Ships hit by U-boats

Scottish Minstrel

British Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of Roger W. Jordan

NameScottish Minstrel
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,998 tons
Completed1922 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness 
OwnerTankers Ltd, London 
Date of attack16 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-61 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position56° 10'N, 10° 20'W - Grid AM 5216
Complement41 (9 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax - Loch Ewe - London 
Cargo9200 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 boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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