British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||17 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||58.02N, 14.18W - Grid AM 1734|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Gaspe, New Brunswick - Halifax (5 Sep) - Hull|
|Cargo||2800 tons of pit props|
|History||On 9 Sep, 1939, the German Hannah Böge of Johann M.K. Blumenthal, Hamburg was captured by HMS Somali (F 33) (Capt R.S.G. Nicholson, DSO, DSC) in the Atlantic and taken to Kirkwall by a prize crew. The vessel was renamed Crown Arun by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on loss|
At 08.32 hours on 17 Sep, 1940, the Crown Arun (Master Hugh Laurence Leaske), a straggler from convoy HX-71, was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-99 north of Rockall. The master and 24 crew members were picked up by HMS Winchelsea (D 46) (LtCdr W.A. Hawkins, DSC) and landed at Liverpool.
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