Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage712 tons
Completed1905 - John Shearer & Sons Ltd, Kelvinhaugh 
OwnerB.J. Morgan & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack21 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position42° 30'N, 12° 36'W - Grid CG 1316
Complement16 (0 dead and 16 survivors).
RouteLisbon - Newport, Mon 
Cargo800 tons of pitwood 
History Completed in January 1905 as Sagenite for William Robertson, Glasgow. 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty as ammunition carrier. 1919 returned to owner. 1940 renamed Ellaroy for B.J. Morgan & Co, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 16.00 hours on 21 July 1940 the unescorted Ellaroy (Master Thomas Grafton Smith) was stopped by U-30 with gunfire about 180 miles west of Cape Finisterre. The Germans ordered the crew to abandon ship and sank her by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 22.39 hours. The master and 15 crew members were picked up by the Spanish steam trawler Felix Montenegro and landed at Vigo, Spain.

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