Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,240 tons
Completed1921 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack27 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-104 (Harald J├╝rst)
Position55° 42'N, 11° 37'W
Complement53 (14 dead and 39 survivors).
ConvoyHX-88 (straggler)
RouteNew Orleans - Bermuda - Liverpool 
Cargo4484 tons of cotton, 2760 tons of iron and steel and 1603 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in September 1921 
Notes on event

On 27 Nov 1940 the Diplomat (Master William Augustus Hansen), a straggler from convoy HX-88, was torpedoed and sunk by U-104 128 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master and 13 crew members were lost. 39 crew members were picked up by HMS Active (H 14) (Cdr E.C.L. Turner, RN) and landed at Greenock.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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