British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-706 (Alexander von Zitzewitz)|
|Position||54° 25'N, 27° 42'W - Grid AL 4477|
|Complement||49 (49 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Swansea - Belfast Lough - Boston|
|Cargo||6000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in March 1921 as Norwegian Stornes for Skips A/S Fagernes (H.J. Hansen), Kristiania. 1921 sold to Britain and renamed Stornest for John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.05 hours on 12 Oct 1942, U-706 fired a torpedo at the Stornest (Master Henry Otley Smith) west of Ireland and observed a hit under the aft mast after 34 seconds. The ship was a straggler from convoy ONS-136 due to heavy weather. The master, 37 crew members and eleven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 48 people who were on board.|
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