British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-95 (Gerd Schreiber)|
|Position||59° 30'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 2362|
|Complement||38 (4 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - New York|
|History||Completed in October 1929 as Knight of St. Michael for Newport Provence Line Ltd (Pardoe-Thomas & Co Ltd), Newport. 1934 renamed Cape Nelson for Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.46 hours on 24 Feb 1941 the unescorted Cape Nelson (Master Kenneth Malcolm Mackenzie), dispersed from convoy OB-288, was hit by a torpedo from U-95 and sank by the bow within 7 minutes southwest of Iceland. The master and three crew members were lost. 34 crew members were picked up by the British steam merchant Harberton and landed at Halifax on 4 March.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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