Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,887 tons
Completed1927 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack16 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-137 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position55° 38'N, 8° 28'W - Grid AM 5427
Complement73 (13 dead and 60 survivors).
ConvoySLS-53 (romper)
RouteSuez - Freetown - Manchester 
CargoEgyptian produce 
Notes on event

At 20.15 hours on 16 Nov 1940 the Planter (Master Dennis Henry Bryant), a romper from convoy SLS-53, was torpedoed and sunk by U-137 about 30 miles north-northwest of Bloody Foreland. Twelve crew members and one passenger (DBS) were lost. The master, 58 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Clare (I 14) (LtCdr C. Gwinner) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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