Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,697 tons
Completed1926 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerIdwal Williams & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack10 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position58° 11'N, 13° 57'W - Grid AM 1848
Complement34 (7 dead and 27 survivors).
ConvoySC-6 (straggler)
RouteMontreal - Sydney CB - Barry Roads 
Cargo6160 tons of maize 
Notes on event

At 22.11 hours on 9 Oct 1940 U-103 (Schütze) attacked convoy SC-6 in grid AM 1762 (37 miles north-northwest of Rockall) and sank two ships, Zannes Gounaris and Delphin and damaged the Graigwen.

At 21.33 hours on 10 Oct 1940 the abandoned Graigwen (Master Daniel Wright Fowle) was sunk by a coup de grâce by U-123. Seven crew members were lost. The master, 25 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff) and landed at Londonderry.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

Attack entries for Graigwen

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
9 Oct 1940U-103KrvKpt. Viktor SchützeDamaged3,697  
10 Oct 1940U-123Kptlt. Karl-Heinz MoehleSunk3,697  

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