Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,055 tons
Completed1927 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerW.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack8 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position48° 06'N, 18° 12'W - Grid BE 5222
Complement37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).
RouteVancouver, British Columbia - Panama - Manchester 
CargoGrain and lumber 
History Completed in September 1927 
Notes on event

At 08.36 hours on 8 Sep 1939 the unescorted Winkleigh (Master Thomas Georgeson) was hit by one torpedo from U-48 and sank southwest of Ireland. At 06.32 hours, the ship had been stopped by a shot across the bow and the crew was ordered to abandon ship after the master came aboard with the papers. The master and 36 crew members were picked up by the Dutch liner Statendam and landed at New York.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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