British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||57° 25'N, 25° 00'W - Grid AL 1763|
|Complement||67 (66 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Avonmouth - 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 board||We have details of 67 people who were on board.|
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