British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Evan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||28 Jun 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||47.30N, 10.30W - Grid BF 4192|
|Complement||35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Melbourne - Leith - Aberdeen|
|Cargo||7980 tons of flour|
|History||Completed in March 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.02 hours on 28 Jun, 1940, the unescorted Llanarth (Master John James Perry) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-30 about 220 miles west by south of Ushant and sank after two hours and 30 minutes in 47°39N/10°17W. The ship had been spotted at noon the day before and missed with a spread of two torpedoes at 16.57 hours. The master and 15 crew members were picked up two days later by HMS Gladiolus (K 34) (LtCdr H.M.C. Sanders RNR), escorting the convoy OA-175 and landed at Plymouth. The chief officer and 18 crew members were rescued by a Spanish trawler and landed at San Sebastian.
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