British Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||58° 21'N, 28° 30'W - Grid AK 3658|
|Complement||50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - Halifax - Clyde|
|Cargo||9967 tons of gas oil|
|History||Completed in February 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.29 hours on 2 April 1941, U-46 attacked convoy SC-26 southwest of Iceland for the first time and reported a hit on the British Reliance and on a steamer of 5000 grt, but was not able to observe the ships sink. In fact, only the British Reliance (Master Alexander Henney) was hit and foundered later in 58°25N/28°21W. The master, 47 crew members and two passengers were picked up by Tennessee and landed at Reykjavik. They were later brought to Gourock by the British motor merchant Royal Ulsterman.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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