Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2425

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,694 tons
Completed1920 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerR. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack25 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)
Position56° 12'N, 23° 00'W - Grid AL 0158
Complement37 (12 dead and 25 survivors).
ConvoyOB-216 (dispersed)
RouteTyne - Father Point, New Brunswick 
History Completed in January 1920 
Notes on event

At 03.25 hours on 25 Sep 1940 the unescorted Mabriton (Master Reginald Patrick), dispersed on 23 September from convoy OB-216, was hit by one torpedo from U-32 in the stern, broke in two and sank west-southwest of Rockall. Twelve crew members were lost. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were rescued: the master and 17 survivors by HMS Jason (J 99) (LtCdr R.E. Terry, RN) and seven others on 30 September by HMS Rochester (L 50) (Cdr G.F. Renwick, RN) and landed at Londonderry.

On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board

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