Ships hit by U-boats

Temple Moat

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Rick Cox Collection

NameTemple Moat
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,427 tons
Completed1928 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerLambert Brothers Ltd, London 
Date of attack24 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-95 (Gerd Schreiber)
Position59° 27'N, 20° 20'W - Grid AL 2331
Complement42 (42 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-288 (dispersed)
RouteBlyth - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6130 tons of coal 
History Completed in May 1928. On 5 Jan 1941, the Temple Moat was bombed and damaged by German aircraft. 
Notes on event

At 01.45 hours on 24 Feb 1941 the Temple Moat (Master Thomas Ludlow, MBE), dispersed from convoy OB-288, was hit by one torpedo from U-95 and sank fast by the bow about 240 miles south of Iceland. The master, 39 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 42 people who were on board

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