Ships hit by U-boats

Beacon Grange

British Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Roger W. Jordan

NameBeacon Grange
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage10,119 tons
Completed1938 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerHoulder Brothers & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack27 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position62° 05'N, 16° 20'W - Grid AL 3236
Complement84 (2 dead and 82 survivors).
RouteTyne - 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 boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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