Ships hit by U-boats

J.B. White

Canadian Steam merchant

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NameJ.B. White
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,375 tons
Completed1919 - Skinner & Eddy Corp, Seattle WA 
OwnerAtlantic Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position60° 57'N, 12° 27'W - Grid AE 86
Complement40 (2 dead and 38 survivors).
RouteMobile - Halifax (1 Mar) - Manchester - Ellesmere Port 
Cargo2500 tons of steel and 4500 tons of newsprint 
History Completed in December 1919 as Jadden for US Shipping Board (USSB) and later laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 transferred to Canada and renamed J.B. White for Atlantic Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal. 
Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.

The J.B. White (Master J.W.R. Woodward) was first torpedoed and then sunk by a coup de grĂ¢ce from U-99 west-southwest of the Faroe Islands. Two crew members were lost. The master and 37 crew members were picked up by HMS Walker (D 27) (Cdr D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, RN) and landed at Liverpool on 21 March.

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