Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,389 tons
Completed1926 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead 
OwnerElders & Fyffes Ltd, London 
Date of attack20 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position57° 25'N, 25° 00'W - Grid AL 1763
Complement67 (66 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteAvonmouth - Liverpool (15 Oct) - Victoria, Cameroons 
History Completed in March 1926 
Notes on event

At 02.29 hours on 20 October 1940 U-124 fired one torpedo from within convoy OB-229 at Sulaco (Master Henry Carlton Bower), which was hit amidships and sank rapidly about 360 miles west of Rockall. The master, 63 crew members and two gunners were lost. The sole survivor, chief cook James Thompson Harvey, was picked up by HMCS Saguenay (D 79) (Cdr G.R. Miles, RCN) and landed at Greenock on 23 October.

On boardWe have details of 67 people who were on board

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