Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2644

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,125 tons
Completed1928 - Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Blyth 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack30 Jan 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)
Position56° 00'N, 15° 42'W - Grid AM 2948
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
ConvoySC-19 (straggler)
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast 
Cargo7714 tons of grain 
History Completed in September 1928 
Notes on event

At 02.47 hours on 30 Jan 1941 the unescorted Rushpool (Master William George Stewart Hewison), a straggler from convoy SC-19, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-94 southeast of Rockall. The ship had been spotted at 00.40 hours and missed with a spread of two torpedoes at 02.09 hours. She sank by the bow 35 minutes after being hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 03.10 hours. The master and 39 crew members were picked up by HMS Antelope (H 36) (LtCdr R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN) and landed at Greenock.

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