British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||16 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-137 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||55° 38'N, 8° 28'W - Grid AM 5427|
|Complement||73 (13 dead and 60 survivors).|
|Route||Suez - Freetown - Manchester|
|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 board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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