British Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||16 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||59N, 10W - Grid AM 2476|
|Complement||36 (31 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Santos - Sydney (30 Aug) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||7400 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in June 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.59 hours on 9 Sep, 1941, U-85 (Greger) fired three single bow torpedoes and one stern torpedo at the convoy SC-42 in approx. 61°N/40°W. All torpedoes missed, their tracks were observed by the Jedmoor.
Between 23.11 and 23.16 hours on 16 Sep, 1941, U-98 fired four single torpedoes at the convoy SC-42 northwest of St. Kilda and heard two detonations. Gysae reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, only the Jedmoor (Master Robert Clifford Collins) was hit and sunk. The master, 25 crew members and five gunners were lost. Three crew members were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Knoll and two other crew members by the British steam merchant Campus.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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