Ships hit by U-boats


Bonheur

British Steam merchant



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NameBonheur
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,327 tons
Completed1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerLamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack15 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-138 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position57° 10'N, 8° 36'W - Grid AM 3941
Complement39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).
ConvoyOB-228
RouteLiverpool - Rosario 
Cargo5200 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 boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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