British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||W.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||18 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||57° 29'N, 11° 10'W - Grid AM 2928|
|Complement||39 (38 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Three Rivers - Sydney (5 Oct) - Clyde|
|Cargo||Steel, 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 board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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