Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Storm

British Steam merchant

NameEmpire Storm
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,290 tons
Completed1941 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerJ. & C. Harrison Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-557 (Ottokar Arnold Paulssen)
Position55° 00'N, 39° 50'W - Grid AK 4441
Complement43 (3 dead and 40 survivors).
ConvoyHX-128 (straggler)
RouteMontreal - UK 
Cargo6494 tons of grain and 2983 tons of flour 
History Completed in April 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 20.43 hours on 29 May 1941 the Empire Storm (Master George Willbourne Stephenson), a straggler from convoy HX-128, was torpedoed and sunk by U-557 south of Cape Farewell. Three crew members were lost. The master, 35 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Norwegian merchant Marita and landed at St. John’s, Newfoundland on 4 June.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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