British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Joseph Robinson & Sons, North Shields|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)|
|Position||59° 45'N, 20° 48'W - Grid AL 2418|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tyne (8 Feb) - Loch Ewe (20 Feb) - Halifax|
|Cargo||2501 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 board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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