British Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||62° 05'N, 16° 20'W - Grid AL 3236|
|Complement||84 (2 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Loch Ewe - Buenos Aires|
|History||Completed in May 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.12 hours on 27 April 1941 the unescorted Beacon Grange (Master Alfred Byford Friend) was torpedoed and sunk by U-552 south of Iceland. Two crew members were lost. The master, 73 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the Belgian trawler Edouvard Anseele, transferred to HMS Gladiolus (K 34) (LtCdr H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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