British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||R. S. Dalgliesh Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)|
|Position||53° 05'N, 44° 06'W - Grid AJ 9146|
|Complement||49 (49 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Trinidad - Halifax - Belfast|
|Cargo||7300 tons of bauxite|
|History||Launched as War Spirea, completed in April 1920 as Ashworth for R. S. Dalgliesh Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.22 and 06.23 hours on 13 Oct 1942, U-221 fired one torpedo each at two ships in the convoy SC-104 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait and observed how the first ship sank after 20 minutes and the second caught fire and was abandoned. At 07.10 hours, another attack was made in grid AJ 9154 and Trojer claimed a hit on a ship that was down by the stern and sinking, but this is not confirmed by Allied sources.
The master, 41 crew members and seven gunners from the Ashworth (Master William Mouat) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 49 people who were on board.|
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