British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Trader Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-131 (Arend Baumann)|
|Position||58° 00'N, 19° 30'W - Grid AL 2830|
|Complement||43 (43 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Philadelphia (15 Nov) - Sydney, CB (22 Nov) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including steel and foodstuffs|
|History||Completed in November 1938 |
|Notes on event|
About 21.00 hours on 6 December 1941 the unescorted Scottish Trader (Master George Reginald Harkness), a straggler from convoy SC-56, was torpedoed and sunk by U-131 about 300 miles south of Iceland. The U-boat needed six torpedoes to sink the zigzagging vessel. The master, 36 crew members and six gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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