Ships hit by U-boats

British Glory

British Motor tanker

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NameBritish Glory
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,993 tons
Completed1928 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerBritish Tanker Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-138 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position57° 10'N, 8° 36'W - Grid AM 3941
Complement47 (3 dead and 44 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Abadan 
History Completed in February 1928

Broken up at Blyth in February 1954.

Notes on event

At 05.10 hours on 15 Oct 1940, U-138 attacked convoy OB-228 and torpedoed the Bonheur, which later sank and at 05.15 hours torpedoed and damaged the British Glory.

One G7a torpedo hit the British Glory aft in the engine room, killed three men on watch below and destroyed the engines. The disabled tanker was towed to Kames Bay, arriving on 18 October. She was later repaired at the Clyde and returned to service in January 1942.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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