British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Ampleforth Steam Shipping Co Ltd (Charles Cravos & Co), Cardiff|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||56° 10'N, 10° 40'W - Grid AM 4355|
|Complement||38 (9 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Jacksonville, Florida|
|History||Completed in December 1929 as Glofield for Globe Shipping Co Ltd (Humphries Cardiff), Cardiff. 1932 renamed Ampleforth for Ampleforth Steam Shipping Co Ltd (Charles Cravos & Co), Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.54 hours on 19 Aug 1940 the unescorted Ampleforth (Master Harry Binham), a straggler from convoy OA-199, was torpedoed and sunk by U-101 west of the Hebrides. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 28 crew members were picked up by HMS Warwick (D 25) (LtCdr M.A.G. Child, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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