British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Alexander Capper & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||50° 46'N, 13° 56'W - Grid BE 3344|
|Complement||35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||General Uriburu, Argentina - Manchester|
|Cargo||3000 tons of tinned meat, 2500 tons of wheat and 2500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in January 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.03 hours on 18 July 1940 the unescorted Woodbury (Master Norman Rice) was hit aft of amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank at 02.50 hours about 300 miles west of Lands End. The master and 18 crew members made landfall at Castletown Berehaven, Co. Cork and 16 crew members at Cahiriveen, Co. Kerry on 19 July.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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