Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Verschure & Co´s Scheepswerf & Maschinefabriek NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||Joh. Gorthon, Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||18 Oct 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||57° 22'N, 11° 11'W - Grid AM 2922|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||St. Johns, Newfoundland - Ridham Dock|
|Cargo||821 cubic fathoms of pulpwood|
|History||Completed in January 1921 for Rederi-A/B Activ (Joh. Gorthon), Helsingborg. |
|Notes on event|
Between 20.58 and 21.04 hours on 18 Oct 1940, U-46 fired four single torpedoes at convoy SC-7 about 100 miles west by south of Barra Head and claimed two ships totalling 8000 grt sunk and one ship with 7000 grt damaged. The U-boat is credited with sinking the Beatus and Convallaria in this attack.
The Convallaria stayed afloat for a short time and sank later in position 57°20N/10°40W. The crew was picked up by HMS Fowey (L 15) (Lt C.G. de L. Bush, RN) and landed at Greenock.
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