British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||James Currie & Co Ltd, Leith|
|Date of attack||31 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||58° 45'N, 15° 60'W - Grid AL 3662|
|Complement||29 (29 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Demerara (10 Oct) - Bermuda (18 Oct) - Larne|
|Cargo||Bauxite, charcoal and general cargo|
|History||Completed in December 1935 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.58 hours on 31 Oct 1940 the unescorted Rutland (Master Robert N. Sinclair), a straggler from convoy HX-82, was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-124 after a chase of six hours and sank by the bow within 30 seconds about 100 miles northwest of Rockall. The master, 23 crew members, one gunner and four passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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