British Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan|
|Owner||Matthew Taylor, Methil|
|Date of attack||18 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-18 (Max-Hermann Bauer)|
|Position||58° 07'N, 2° 18'W - Grid AN 1864|
|Complement||9 (9 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Blyth (17 Nov) - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands|
|Cargo||449 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in September 1915 as Wheatsheaf for Spillers SS Co Ltd, Cardiff. 1930 renamed Glenarch for Raglan SS Co Ltd (H. Elliott), Cardiff. 1938 renamed Parkhill for Matthew Taylor, Methil. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.16 hours on 18 Nov 1939 the Parkhill (Master Eric Charles Middleton) was hit by a G7e torpedo from U-18 and immediately sank after a heavy explosion north-northwest of Kinnairds Head. The ship had been missed by a first G7e at 20.45 hours. The master and eight crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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