British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Court Line Ltd (Haldin & Philipps Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||16 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wilhelm Ambrosius)|
|Position||48° 14'N, 11° 42'W - Grid BF 4147|
|Complement||35 (7 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Freetown (31 Oct) - Hull|
|Cargo||7340 tons of maize|
|History||Completed in May 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.07 hours on 16 Nov 1939 the Arlington Court (Master Charles Hurst), a straggler from convoy SL-7A, was hit by a G7a torpedo from U-43 about 320 miles 248° from Start Point. At 14.55 hours, the ship was hit in the foreship by a coup de grâce and sank in 30 minutes. Six crew members were lost and the chief engineer died from exposure in one of the lifeboats. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by the Dutch steam merchant Algenib and landed at Queenstown (Cork). Six crew members in a lifeboat were picked up after six days by Spinanger and landed at Dover.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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