British Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow|
|Owner||Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||1 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Ernst Mengersen)|
|Position||54° 30'N, 20° 00'W - Grid AL 5883|
|Complement||39 (7 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Baytown, Texas - Bermuda - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||11.706 tons of aviation spirit|
|History||Completed in December 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.12 hours on 1 Dec 1940, U-101 attacked convoy HX-90 about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland and claimed one ship of 8000 grt sunk (Loch Ranza was only damaged), one ship of 6000 grt damaged (not confirmed) and one tanker of 12.000 grt sunk (Appalachee).
Seven crew members from the Appalachee (Master Warwick Armstrong) were lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by HMS Heliotrope (K 03) (LtCdr J. Jackson, RNR) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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