British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Chine Shipping Co Ltd, Swansea|
|Date of attack||10 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||55° 51'N, 17° 35'W - Grid AL 6269|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Cardiff - Buenos Aires - Uriburu|
|Cargo||General cargo and coal|
|History||Completed in December 1917 as Bryntawe for H. & B. Goldberg, Swansea. 1936 renamed Canford Chine for Chine Shipping Co Ltd, Swansea. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.35 hours on 10 Feb 1941 the unescorted Canford Chine (Master Neil Macdougall), a straggler from convoy OG-52 since 8 February, was hit underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-52 about 165 miles southwest of Rockall. The ship broke in two and sank after being hit amidships by a coup de grâce at 15.35 hours. The Germans later observed a lifeboat under sails at the sinking position, but the survivors were never seen again. The master, 33 crew members and two gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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