British Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||12 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Joachim Matz)|
|Position||56° 20'N, 11° 43'W - Grid AM 2973|
|Complement||55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Vancouver - Seattle (27 Aug) - Panama - Bermuda (28 Sep) - Manchester|
|Cargo||8235 tons of general cargo, including lumber and metals|
|History||Completed in September 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.03 hours on 12 Oct 1940 the Pacific Ranger (Master William Evans) in convoy HX-77 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-59 and sank slowly 134 miles 302° from Bloody Foreland. The U-boat tried to give provisions to the survivors in the lifeboats, but due to rough seas it did not work. The master, 52 crew members and two passenger (naval ratings) were rescued: 19 crew members were picked up by a British escort, the master and twelve survivors after nine days by the Icelandic trawler Þormóður and landed at Reykjavik on 21 October and the chief officer and 22 crew members made landfall at Glencolumbkille near Killybegs, Co. Donegal.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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