British Motor tanker
|Completed||1924 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||5 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||48° 34'N, 31° 34'W - Grid BD 5185|
|Complement||42 (8 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in March 1924 with a length of 385.6 feet (5633 grt). 1932 lengthened to 409.8 feet. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.31 hours on 5 June 1941 the unescorted Wellfield (Master James Edward Smith), dispersed from convoy OB-328, was hit aft by two torpedoes from U-48 southeast of Cape Farewell. The tanker had been spotted at 14.09 hours the day before and was sunk by one G7e coup de grâce at 01.56 hours. The master and seven crew members were lost. 19 crew members were picked up by British Ardour on 8 June and landed at New York ten days later. On 11 June, 15 crew members were picked up by Heina and landed at Halifax.
|On board||We have details of 27 people who were on board.|
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