British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Campbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||2 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)|
|Position||52° 30'N, 45° 30'W - Grid AJ 8674|
|Complement||49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Halifax (27 Oct) - Tyne|
|Cargo||1809 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 board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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