British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||10 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||55° 30'N, 12° 10'W - Grid AM 4386|
|Complement||41 (12 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Santos - Tyne|
|Cargo||7700 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in July 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.55 hours on 10 June 1941 the unescorted Ainderby (Master George Robert Cobb) was torpedoed and sunk by U-552 130 miles west by north of Bloody Foreland. Eleven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 27 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Veteran (D 72) (Cdr W.T. Couchman, OBE, RN) and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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