Ships hit by U-boats


Beaverburn

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameBeaverburn
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage9,874 tons
Completed1927 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerCanadian Pacific Steamships Ltd, Montreal 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack5 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)
Position49° 20'N, 10° 07'W - Grid BF 1733
Complement77 (1 dead and 76 survivors).
ConvoyOA-84
RouteLondon - St. John, New Brunswick 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in December 1927 
Notes on event

At 13.10 hours on 5 Feb 1940 the Beaverburn (Master Thomas Jones) in convoy OA-84 was torpedoed and sunk by U-41 about 150 miles south of Berehaven, Co. Cork. One crew member was lost. The master and 75 crew members were picked up by the Narragansett and landed at Falmouth.

U-41 was sunk during her second attack on convoy OA-84 by HMS Antelope (H 36) (LtCdr R.T. White, RN).

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Beaverburn.

ship sunk.


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