Ships hit by U-boats

Scottish Trader

British Steam merchant

NameScottish Trader
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,016 tons
Completed1938 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerTrader Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack6 Dec 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-131 (Arend Baumann)
Position58° 00'N, 19° 30'W - Grid AL 2830
Complement43 (43 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-56 (straggler)
RoutePhiladelphia (15 Nov) - Sydney, CB (22 Nov) - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral 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 boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

Location of attack on Scottish Trader.

ship sunk.

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