Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,917 tons
Completed1912 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerMuir, Young SS Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position57° 30'N, 11° 10'W - Grid AM 2921
Complement36 (36 dead - no survivors)
RouteWabana, Conception Bay - Sydney (5 Oct) - Workington 
Cargo5900 tons of iron ore 
History Built as Mariston 1913 renamed Milcovul 1933 renamed Hyphaestos 1938 renamed Creekirk 
Notes on event

At 21.12 hours on 18 Oct 1940, U-101 attacked convoy SC-7 east-northeast of Rockall and reported two ships sunk. U-101 was only credited with sinking the Creekirk (Master Elie Robilliard). The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

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