British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||F. Carrick & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||14 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-26 (Heinz Scheringer)|
|Position||51° 40'N, 12° 40'W - Grid BE 3332|
|Complement||34 (4 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Boston - Halifax - Tyne|
|Cargo||6800 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in November 1925|
On 1 Nov 1939, the Langleeford was damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Mervyn (3402 grt), which sank about 10 miles southeast of Smalls Lighthouse.
|Notes on event|
At 08.00 hours on 14 Feb 1940 the Langleeford (Master H. Thompson), a straggler from convoy HX-18, was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-26, broke in two and sank within 13 minutes about 70 miles northwest of Fastnet, Ireland. Four crew members were lost. The Germans questioned the survivors, handed over two bottles of rum, 100 cigarettes, bread and dressing materials and told them the course to the nearest land. The master and 29 crew members made landfall at Ross, Co. Clare.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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