British Steam merchant
|Completed||1907 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Palestine Maritime Lloyd Ltd, Tel Aviv, Palestine|
|Date of attack||31 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||56° 20'N, 10° 00'W - Grid AM 5144|
|Complement||37 (36 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Liverpool - Savannah, Georgia|
|Cargo||1000 cases of spirit and 120 tons of fertiliser|
|History||Completed in June 1907 as Danish St. Jan for A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen. 1913 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Nickerie for Koninklijke West-Indische Maildienst, Amsterdam. 1932 sold to Italy and renamed Risveglio for Ignazio Messina & Co, Genoa. 1935 sold to Palestine and renamed Har Zion. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.15 hours on 31 Aug 1940 the Har Zion (Master John N. Beighton), a straggler from convoy OB-205, was hit amidships by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-38 and sank by the stern northwest of Bloody Foreland. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were lost. The sole survivor was seaman Osman Adem, who was picked up by ORP Blyskawica (H 34) (LtCdr S. Hryniewiecki, ORP) the next day.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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