British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - J. Blumer & Co Ltd, North Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Connell & Grace Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||17 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wilhelm Ambrosius)|
|Position||56° 09'N, 12° 30'W - Grid AM 4355|
|Complement||33 (12 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Middlesbrough - Sydney CB|
|History||Completed in February 1917 as Clifftower for Hansen Shipping Co Ltd (Hansen Bros), London. 1925 renamed Wynburn for Wyn Shipping Co Ltd (W.A. Young & Co), London. 1932 renamed Blairbeg for George Nisbet & Co, Glasgow. 1940 renamed Fellside for Connell & Grace Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
At 10.40 hours on 17 July 1940 the Fellside (Master John Thomas Nelson), a straggler from convoy OA-184, was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-43 and sank by the bow after 5 minutes about 135 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland. A first G7e torpedo fired two minutes earlier had passed under the vessel without detonating. The master and 20 crew members were rescued and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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