Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,112 tons
Completed1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack25 Jan 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-624 (Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen)
Position55° 00'N, 37° 50'W - Grid AK 4557
Complement46 (46 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-117 (straggler)
RouteTampa, Florida - New York - Loch Ewe - London 
Cargo8000 tons of phosphate 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

On 25 Jan 1943 the Lackenby (Master William Arthur Allon, MBE), a straggler from convoy SC-117, was hit by two torpedoes from U-624 and sank south of Cape Farewell. The master, 38 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

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