British Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||58° 27'N, 12° 36'W - Grid AM 1694|
|Complement||38 (8 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Hampton Roads, Virginia - Halifax - Belfast|
|Cargo||7715 tons of steel and scrap|
|History||Completed in September 1912 as Port Macquarie for Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd (W. Milburn & Co), London. 1927 renamed Cambrian Marchioness for William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (R.J. Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1930 renamed Clan Grant for The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London. 1939 renamed Stangrant for J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.57 hours on 13 Oct 1940 the unescorted Stangrant (Master Evan David Rowlands), a straggler from convoy HX-77, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-37 and sank on even keel northeast of Rockall. Eight crew members were lost. The survivors in one of the lifeboats were questioned by the Germans. The master, 28 crew members and one gunner were rescued by a Sunderland flying boat (10 Sqdn RAAF) and landed at Oban.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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