British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Constantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||14 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (GŁnther Prien)|
|Position||50.19N, 10.28W - Grid BF 1158|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Sorel, Quebec - Halifax - Falmouth|
|Cargo||8730 tons of wheat and four aircraft as deck cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1937 |
|Notes on loss|
At 19.44 hours on 14 Jun, 1940, the Balmoralwood (Master Frank H. Chilton), a straggler from convoy HX-47, was hit amidships by one stern torpedo from U-47 and sank after two hours about 70 miles south-southwest of Cape Clear. The master, 39 crew members and one gunner were picked up by Germanic and landed at Liverpool.
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