British Steam merchant
|Completed||1932 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 May 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||48° 59'N, 5° 17'W - Grid BF 2733|
|Complement||37 (1 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Townsville, Queensland - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7630 tons of raw sugar and 350 tons of onions|
|History||Completed in August 1932 as Kepwickhall for West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. 1938 renamed Stanhall for J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.25 hours on 30 May 1940 the unescorted Stanhall (Master William Ewart Herbert) was hit on the starboard side under the bridge by one torpedo from U-101 and sank within eleven minutes 35 miles north-northwest of Ushant. One crew member was lost. The master and 35 crew members were picked up by Temple Moat and landed at Weymouth.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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