Ships hit by U-boats

Geraldine Mary

British Steam merchant

Geraldine Mary after being torpedoed

NameGeraldine Mary
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,244 tons
Completed1924 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness 
OwnerDonaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportSt. Johns 
Date of attack4 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position56° 46'N, 15° 48'W - Grid AL 0392
Complement51 (3 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteBotwood, Newfoundland - Halifax (23 Jul) - Manchester 
Cargo6112 tons of newsprint and 494 tons of sulphite pulp 
History Completed in October 1924 
Notes on event

At 09.22 hours on 4 Aug 1940 the Geraldine Mary (Master George McCartney Sime) in convoy HX-60 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-52 and sank after 2 hours about 270 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master and 27 survivors were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Methil on 8 August. Six survivors were rescued and landed at Liverpool and 14 others landed at Uig, Isle of Lewis. Among the survivors were four passengers. One passenger and two crew members were lost.

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