British Steam merchant
|Completed||1939 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Dene Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||8° 16'N, 16° 50'W - Grid ET 2724|
|Complement||36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne (16 May) - Loch Ewe (20 May) - Freetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||5000 tons of coal, 1000 tons of munitions and 20 aircraft|
|History||Completed in December 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 12.34 hours on 8 June 1941 the unescorted Elmdene (Master Ernest Fear), dispersed from convoy OB-324 on 27 May, was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 about 200 miles west-southwest of Freetown. The master and 35 crew members were rescued by the Carlton in 08°47N/16°37W and taken to Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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