Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2241.1

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,393 tons
Completed1928 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack27 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Sch├╝tze)
Position54° 35'N, 14° 31'W - Grid AM 4818
Complement33 (31 dead and 2 survivors).
ConvoyOB-248 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - Alexandria 
Cargo7410 tons of coal 
History Completed in April 1928 
Notes on event

At 19.56 hours on 27 Nov 1940 the unescorted Glenmoor (Master Jack Young), a straggler from convoy OB-248 was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 about 167 miles northwest of Sylne Head. The master and 30 crew members died. Two crew members were picked up by HMS Harvester (H 19) (LtCdr M. Thornton, RN) and HMS Havelock (H 88) (LtCdr E.H. Thomas, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 31 people who were on board

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