British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||20 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||57.48N, 41.36W - Grid AJ 3455|
|Complement||56 (22 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Botwood, Newfoundland - Halifax - London|
|Cargo||1998 tons of steel and 4750 tons of newsprint and paper pulp|
|History||Completed in December 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.29 hours on 20 May, 1941, the unescorted Rothermere (Master George McCartney Sime), dispersed from the convoy HX-126 the same day, was hit in the engine room by one torpedo from U-98 southeast of Cape Farewell. The ship sank by the stern after being hit by a coup de grâce at 17.56 hours. The master and 21 crew members were lost. 29 crew members, four gunners and one passenger were picked up by the Icelandic steam merchant Bruarfoss and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 21 people who were on board.|
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