British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||3 Nov 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)|
|Position||51° 21'N, 51° 45'W - Grid AJ 7849|
|Complement||44 (38 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Sydney (29 Oct) - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||6700 tons of steel and 17 lorries|
|Notes on event|
At 04.54, 04.58 and 05.05 hours on 3 Nov 1941, U-202 attacked the convoy SC-52 northeast of Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and observed hits on two ships and heard a third. At 08.44 hours, a capsized wreck was sunk by coup de grâce, possibly that of one of the vessels struck during the first attack. However, the Flynderborg and Gretavale were sunk by these attacks.
The master, 31 crew members and six gunners from the Gretavale (Master Frank S. Passmore) were lost. Six crew members were picked up by the HMCS Windflower (K 155) (Lt John Price) and landed at St.Johns.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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