Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Thunder

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Thunder
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,965 tons
Completed1940 - Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerF. Carrick & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack6 Jan 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position59° 14'N, 12° 43'W - Grid AM 1497
Complement39 (9 dead and 30 survivors).
ConvoyOB-269 (straggler)
RouteSunderland - Oban - William Head, Washington 
History Completed in December 1940 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 11.37 hours on 6 January 1941 the unescorted Empire Thunder (Master William Dowell), on her maiden voyage and a straggler from convoy OB-269 due to an engine breakdown, was torpedoed and sunk by U-124 about 100 miles north-northeast of Rockall. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Kingston Onyx (4.54) (Lt R. Walgate, RNR) and landed at Stornoway, Hebrides on 8 January.

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