Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,815 tons
Completed1928 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne 
OwnerW.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position57° 29'N, 11° 10'W - Grid AM 2928
Complement39 (38 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteThree Rivers - Sydney (5 Oct) - Clyde 
CargoSteel, lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft 
History Completed in April 1928 
Notes on event

At 23.55 hours on 18 Oct 1940 the Fiscus (Master Ebenezer Williams), in convoy SC-7, was torpedoed and sunk by U-99 east of Rockall. The master, 36 crew members and one gunner were lost. The only survivor was found standing on some debris by a lifeboat of Snefjeld, another victim of the same U-boat. On 23 October, they were all picked up by HMS Clematis (K 36) (Cdr Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RNR).

On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

Location of attack on Fiscus.

ship sunk.

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