Ships hit by U-boats


Counsellor

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2130

NameCounsellor
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,068 tons
Completed1926 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack8 Mar 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position53° 38'N, 3° 23'W - Grid AM 9324
Complement78 (0 dead and 78 survivors).
ConvoyHX-22
RouteNew Orleans - Halifax - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including cotton 
History Completed in August 1926 
Notes on event

On 8 March 1940 the Counsellor (Master Harold Coates), the ship of convoy commodore in convoy HX-22, struck a mine laid on 6 January by U-30 six miles 280° from Liverpool Bar Lightship and sank the next day. The master, the commodore (Rear Admiral H.G.C. Franklin, RN), seven naval staff members and 69 crew members were picked up by HMS Walpole (D 41) (LtCdr H.G. Bowerman, RN) after the destroyer tried to take the vessel in tow and landed them at Liverpool.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Counsellor.

ship sunk.


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