Ships hit by U-boats


Jeanne M.

British Steam merchant



Jeanne M. under her former name Baron Elibank

NameJeanne M.
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,465 tons
Completed1919 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
OwnerMooringwell SS Co Ltd, Cardiff 
HomeportCardiff 
Date of attack2 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position39° 19'N, 13° 54'W - Grid CF 3989
Complement26 (7 dead and 19 survivors).
ConvoyOG-46
RouteCardiff - Lisbon 
Cargo3200 tons of coal 
History Completed in December 1919 as Glassford for Pennant Shipping Co (J. Daniel, John & Co), Glasgow. 1923 renamed Baron Elibank for H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Ardrossan. 1934 renamed Seven Seas Spray for Good Hope Shipping Co (Walter Vaughan), Cardiff. 1937 renamed Seabank Spray for Alfred J. Pope, Cardiff. 1939 renamed Jeanne M. for F.W. Moorsom & Co Ltd, Cardiff. 1940 sold to Mooringwell SS Co Ltd, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 04.18 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Gwalia in convoy OG-46 was torpedoed and sunk by U-37, followed by the Jeanne M. at 04.46 hours about 230 miles north of Cape Roca, Portugal. After a third attack at the same convoy the U-boat observed a burning tanker, but this can not be confirmed from Allied sources.

Seven crew members from the Jeanne M. (Master Jonathan MacInnes) were lost. The master and 18 crew members were picked up by HMS Erin (A/Cdr J.O. Davies, RNR).

 
On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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