British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Lamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||15 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-138 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||57° 10'N, 8° 36'W - Grid AM 3941|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Rosario|
|Cargo||5200 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in October 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.10 hours on 15 Oct 1940, U-138 fired torpedoes at convoy OB-228 38 miles northwest of Butt of Lewis and hit the Bonheur and five minutes later the British Glory.
The Bonheur (Master Leon Otto Everett) foundered later in 57°14N/08°20W. The master and 38 crew members were picked up by HMS Sphene (FY 249) (Chief Skipper W.J.J. Tucker, RNR) and landed at Belfast.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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