British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Co, Bay Point CA|
|Owner||Lamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||20 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-556 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||57.28N, 41.07W - Grid AJ 3482|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Houston - Halifax - Holyhead - Cardiff|
|Cargo||2719 tons steel, 1924 tons carbon black, 250 tons TNT, 223 tons trucks and 1162 tons general cargo|
|History||Completed in November 1919 for US Shipping Board (USSB), later laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 given to Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 14.48, 14.50 and 15.16 hours on 20 May 1941, U-556 fired torpedoes at the convoy HX-126 south-southeast of Cape Farewell and sank three ships, the Darlington Court, British Security and Cockaponset.
The master and 40 crew members from the Cockaponset (Master Benjamin Green) were picked up by the Dutch rescue ship Hontestroom and landed at Reykjavik on 27 May.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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