Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Dew

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Dew
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,005 tons
Completed1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerR. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack12 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position51° 09'N, 30° 16'W - Grid AK 9784
Complement43 (23 dead and 20 survivors).
ConvoyOG-64 (detached)
RouteTyne - Father Point, New Brunswick 
History Completed in January 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 02.51 hours on 12 June 1941 the unescorted Empire Dew (Master John Edward Elsdon), detached from convoy OG-64, was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 north of the Azores. 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, 18 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HNoMS St Albans (I 15) on 18 June and landed at Liverpool.

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