British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||7 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-613 (Helmut Köppe)|
|Position||49.35N, 30.32W - Grid BD 2598|
|Complement||46 (33 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Gourock (30 Oct) - Halifax|
|Cargo||6400 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in June 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.40 hours on 7 Nov, 1942, the Roxby (Master George Robison), a straggler from convoy ON-142, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-613 about 670 miles north of the Azores and sank at 16.05 hours. 28 crew members and five gunners were lost. The master, ten crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Irish merchant Irish Beech and landed at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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