British Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||54° 20'N, 15° 28'W - Grid AM 7124|
|Complement||86 (36 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - London|
|Cargo||5380 tons of frozen meat and 51 cases of tinned meat|
|History||Completed in November 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.14 hours on 8 Aug 1940 the unescorted Upwey Grange (Master William Ernest Williams) was hit on the port side by one torpedo from U-37 and sank by the stern about 184 miles west of Achill Head, Co. Mayo. The crew and passengers abandoned ship in the lifeboats but the boats were separated in the bad weather and the boat in charge of the master was never seen again. The master, 31 crew members, one gunner and three passengers were lost. 42 crew members and eight passengers (one DBS) were picked up after three days by the British trawler Naniwa (Master J. Nightingale) about 50 miles from Achill Head, transferred to HMS Vanquisher (D 54) (Cdr C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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