Ships hit by U-boats

Baron Blythswood

British Steam merchant

NameBaron Blythswood
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,668 tons
Completed1929 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack21 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position56° 00'N, 23° 00'W - Grid AL 5438
Complement35 (35 dead - no survivors)
RouteWabana, Conception Bay - Halifax - Port Talbot 
Cargo5450 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in December 1929 
Notes on event

At 04.19 hours on 21 Sep 1940 the Baron Blythswood (Master John Maclarly Robertson Davies) in convoy HX-72 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank within 40 seconds south of Iceland. The master, 33 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 35 people who were on board

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