Ships hit by U-boats

King Robert

British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameKing Robert
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,886 tons
Completed1920 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerDodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Jan 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)
Position56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 4125
Complement42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Sydney - Cardiff 
Cargo7942 tons of grain 
History Completed in November 1920 as Italian Città di Messina for Fratelli Peirce, Naples. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed King Robert for Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 03.48 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the King Robert (Master Leslie Trail) in convoy SC-19 was torpedoed and sunk by U-93 south of Rockall. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr V.C.F. Clark, RN) and landed at Gourock. 20 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Madeleine (FY 283) (T/Lt P.H. Potter, RNR) and also landed at Gourock.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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