British Motor tanker
|Completed||1921 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||Tankers Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||54° 36'N, 14° 23'W - Grid AM 4577|
|Complement||44 (16 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax (24 Oct) - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||3000 tons of diesel oil and 6500 tons of marine fuel oil|
|History||Completed in December 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.55 hours on 5 Nov 1940 the Scottish Maiden (Master John William Albert Gibson) in convoy HX-83 was torpedoed and sunk by U-99 about 225 miles west by south of Bloody Foreland. The U-boat fired its last torpedo at three overlapping ships from a distance of 3600 metres and observed a hit in the stern of a tanker. 16 crew members were lost. The master and 27 crew members were picked up by HMS Beagle (H 30) (LtCdr R.H. Wright, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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