British Motor merchant
|Completed||1940 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||56° 45'N, 17° 07'W - Grid AL 0357|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Victoria, British Columbia - Panama - Bermuda (6 Oct) - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||7200 tons of lumber and 1700 tons of lead and zinc|
|History||Completed in July 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.46 hours on 19 Oct 1940, U-46 (Endrass) and U-47 fired one torpedo each at a ship in convoy HX-79 from the same side and both reported a hit, but it is likely that only the latter hit the Wandby (Master John Kenny) in station #16. The ship was on her maiden voyage and remained afloat on her cargo of lumber until she sank on 21 October. The master and 33 crew members were picked up by HMS Angle (FY 201) (Lt A.N. Blundell) and landed at Belfast on 26 October.
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