British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||30 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 15° 42'W - Grid AM 2948|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast|
|Cargo||7714 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 grâce 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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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