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

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