Ships hit by U-boats


Loch Lomond

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2414

NameLoch Lomond
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,452 tons
Completed1934 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerMaclay & McIntyre Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack20 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position56° 00'N, 14° 30'W - Grid AM 4149
Complement112 (1 dead and 111 survivors).
ConvoyHX-79 (straggler)
RouteMontreal - Halifax (8 Oct) - Immingham 
Cargo6000 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 boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Note. Map of attack temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).


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