British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||58.48N, 06.49W - Grid AM 3538|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Boston - Halifax (16 Aug) - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||6755 tons of pig iron and steel|
|History||Completed in April 1930 as Gracechurch for Gracechurch Shipping Co Ltd (James, Muers & Co), London. 1933 renamed Peebles for B.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1936 renamed Mill Hill for Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.20 hours, the Mill Hill (Master Robert Du Buisson) was hit in the stern by one torpedo and sank with a heavy list in a few minutes. The master and 33 crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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