Ships hit by U-boats


Creofield

British Steam tanker



Photo courtesy of George Robinson

NameCreofield
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage838 tons
Completed1928 - Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole 
OwnerHunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack2 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)
Position52° 33'N, 2° 25'E - Grid AN 8419
Complement17 (17 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteLondon - Middlesbrough 
CargoCreosote 
History Completed in December 1928 as Athelstane for United Molasses Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1936 renamed Creofield for Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Notes on event

At 06.24 hours on 2 Feb 1940 the unescorted Creofield (Master Charles Fred Carlin) was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-59, exploded and sank east of Lowestoft. The master, 15 crew members and one gunner were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Creofield.

ship sunk.


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