Ships hit by U-boats


Invershannon

British Motor tanker


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NameInvershannon
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,154 tons
Completed1938 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerInver Tankers Ltd (A. Weir & Co), London 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack21 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position55° 40'N, 22° 04'W - Grid AL 5432
Complement48 (16 dead and 32 survivors).
ConvoyHX-72
RouteCuraçao - Scapa Flow 
Cargo13,241 tons of Admiralty fuel oil 
History Completed in April 1938 
Notes on event

At 03.12 hours on 21 September 1940 the Invershannon (Master William Richardson Forsyth) in convoy HX-72 was torpedoed by U-99 about 480 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The tanker was sunk by a coup de grâce at 11.42 hours. 15 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 16 crew members were picked up by HMS Flamingo (L 18) (Cdr J.H. Huntley, RN) and landed at Londonderry. 15 crew members were picked up by HMS Fandango (T 107) (T/Lt F.C. Hopkins, RNVR) and landed at Belfast on 29 September.

 
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ship sunk.


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