Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-4430

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,853 tons
Completed1939 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerDene Shipping Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position8° 16'N, 16° 50'W - Grid ET 2724
Complement36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).
ConvoyOB-324 (dispersed)
RouteTyne (16 May) - Loch Ewe (20 May) - Freetown - Alexandria 
Cargo5000 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 boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

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