Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,468 tons
Completed1924 - George Brown & Co, Greenock 
OwnerW.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull 
Date of attack11 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position56° 30'N, 13° 18'W - Grid AM 0173
Complement25 (25 dead - no survivors)
RouteWabana, Newfoundland (31 Aug) - Liverpool 
Cargo3500 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in March 1924 
Notes on event

At 07.16 hours on 11 September 1940 the unescorted Albionic (Master Harry Thompson) was hit on port side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank within 20 seconds about 70 miles south of Rockall. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 25 people who were on board

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