Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,385 tons
Completed1924 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerJoseph Robinson & Sons, North Shields 
HomeportNorth Shields 
Date of attack24 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)
Position59° 45'N, 20° 48'W - Grid AL 2418
Complement35 (35 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-288 (dispersed)
RouteTyne (8 Feb) - Loch Ewe (20 Feb) - Halifax 
Cargo2501 tons of coal 
History Completed in April 1924 
Notes on event

At 01.16 hours on 24 Feb 1941 the unescorted Linaria (Master Henry Theodore Speed) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-96 and sank by the stern about 265 miles south of Reykjavik, Iceland. The ship had been reported missing in approx. 61°N/25°W after being dispersed from convoy OB-288. The master, 32 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 35 people who were on board

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