British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||24 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||16° 18'N, 22° 05'W - Grid EJ 1425|
|Complement||37 (37 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Famagusta, Cyprus - Table Bay - Freetown - St.Vincent, Cape Verde (23 Mar) - Newport News|
|Notes on event|
On 30 March 1941 the Eastlea (Master Malcolm Goudie Macpherson) was reported missing in the North Atlantic. The master, 33 crew members and three gunners were lost.
At 22.58 hours on 24 March, U-106 had observed one hit amidships on a steamer running north from a distance of 600 yards. The ship broke her back and sank within ten minutes about 130 miles west-northwest of San Antonia, Cape Verde Islands.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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