British Steam merchant
|Completed||1934 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Maclay & McIntyre Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 14° 30'W - Grid AM 4149|
|Complement||112 (1 dead and 111 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax (8 Oct) - Immingham|
|Cargo||6000 tons of lumber and 1858 tons of steel|
|History||Completed in September 1934 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.20 hours on 20 Oct 1940 the unescorted Loch Lomond (Master William James Park), a straggler from convoy HX-79, was torpedoed by U-100 southwest of Rockall. The ship had rescued 72 survivors from the Matheran and fell behind convoy.
The U-boat began shelling the abandoned ship at 14.15 hours until she sank after 79 shells were fired. One crew member was lost. The master, 38 crew members and all survivors were picked up by HMS Jason (J 99) (LtCdr R.E. Terry, RN) and landed at Methil.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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