Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Rick Cox Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,558 tons
Completed1930 - ScottĀ“s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerCampbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)
Position52° 30'N, 45° 30'W - Grid AJ 8674
Complement49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax (27 Oct) - Tyne 
Cargo1809 tons of steel and 2044 standards of timber 
History Completed in March 1930 
Notes on event

Between 04.10 and 04.13 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-402 fired torpedoes at convoy SC-107 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle and reported three ships sunk. One hit was observed on a Geraldine Mary type vessel in station #11 of convoy, but this was possibly a detonation near the ship, while the other torpedoes hit the Dalcroy and Rinos.

The master, 40 crew members and eight gunners from the Dalcroy (Master John Phillip Johnson) were picked up by the British rescue ship Stockport (Master Thomas Ernest Fea, OBE) and landed at Reykjavik on 8 November.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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