Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,715 tons
Completed1940 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerRichard W. Jones & Co, Newport, Monmouthshire 
Date of attack17 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)
Position60° 40'N, 15° 50'W - Grid AE 8783
Complement29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteSwansea - Montreal 
Cargo4000 tons of anthracite 
History Completed in June 1940 
Notes on event

At 03.39 hours on 17 Oct 1940, U-93 fired one G7e torpedo on a tanker in convoy OB-228 about 265 miles north-northwest of Rockall and missed, but hit the Uskbridge (Master Wilfred Breckon Smith) behind it. The torpedo struck on the starboard side near the bridge and caused her to settle by the bow. At 13.36 hours, the U-boat fired a coup de grĂ¢ce at the abandoned ship, which broke in two and sank. Two crew members were lost. Six crew members were picked up by Montreal City and 21 survivors by the Dutch steam merchant Katwijk, transferred to Cristales and landed at Bermuda.

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