British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Charlton, McAllum & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||24 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||51° 17'N, 9° 22'W - Grid AM 8858|
|Complement||34 (11 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Tacoma, Washington - Garston - Liverpool|
|Cargo||Timber, pulp and wheat|
|History||Completed in September 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 12.50 hours on 24 September 1939 the unescorted and unarmed Hazelside (Master Charles Henry Davis) was torpedoed by U-31 southeast of Fastnet. The ship then tried to get away at full speed, but the U-boat stopped the ship with gunfire and sunk her later with a coup de grâce. The master and ten crew members were lost. 23 crew members were picked up later that day by the Irish fishing boat St. Ultan and landed at Schull near Baltimore, Co. Cork.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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