British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||E.R. Management Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||10 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-229 (Robert Schetelig)|
|Position||58° 45'N, 21° 57'W - Grid AL 2537|
|Complement||49 (45 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Beira - New York (23 Feb) - London|
|Cargo||7661 tons of general cargo, including 650 tons of copper bars, 800 tons of nickel ore and asbestos|
|History||Completed in August 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.04 hours on 10 March 1943, U-229 fired a torpedo at convoy SC-121 south of Reykjavik, followed by a spread of two torpedoes at 01.05 hours and reported two ships sunk and another damaged. In fact, the torpedoes sank Nailsea Court and damaged Coulmore.
The master, 33 crew members, nine gunners and two passengers from the Nailsea Court (Master Robert James Lee) were lost. One crew member was picked up by the British rescue ship Melrose Abbey (Master Ralph Good, OBE) and landed at Gourock on 13 March. Three crew members were rescued by HMCS Dauphin (K 157) (T/Lt M.H. Wallace, RCNR) and landed at Londonderry on 13 March.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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