British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Larrinaga & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||19 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Jost Metzler)|
|Position||Grid AL 3124|
|Complement||40 (40 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax - Grangemouth|
|Cargo||Scrap iron, steel and explosives|
|History||Built as British Nile for Nile SS Co, Glasgow; 1933 renamed Yugoslavian Sokol for Jugoslavenska Plovidba DD, Susak; 1939 renamed Panamanian Rio Grande for Compañía Panamena de Vapores Ltda, Panama.|
1940 taken over by Britain and renamed Empire Blanda by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on loss|
On 18 Feb, 1941, the Empire Blanda (Master George Allan Duncan) was reported missing south of Iceland after straggling from convoy HX-107. The master, 36 crew members and three gunners were lost.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 40 people who were on this vessel|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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