British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||2 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||55° 41'N, 14° 20'W - Grid AM 4245|
|Complement||36 (3 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Montreal|
|Cargo||6400 tons of coal|
|Notes on event|
At 22.04 hours on 2 Sep 1940, U-46 attacked convoy OB-206 about 200 miles west of Bloody Foreland and reported the sinking of a tanker and a freighter. However, only the Thornlea (Master John Robert Potts) was sunk in this attack. Three crew members were lost. The master and 18 crew members were picked up by HMCS Skeena (D 59) (LtCdr James C. Hibbard) and landed at Greenock. The chief officer and 13 crew members were picked up the next day by the Norwegian steam merchant Hild and landed at Sydney on 15 September.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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