British Steam merchant
|Completed||1933 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-75 (Helmuth Ringelmann)|
|Position||53° 26'N, 15° 40'W - Grid AM 7151|
|Complement||42 (3 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos - Freetown (15 Jul) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||8000 tons of West African produce|
|History||Completed in January 1933 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.20 hours on 5 Aug 1941, U-75 attacked convoy SL-81 west of Ireland and observed a column of fire and water after a first hit and a column of water after a second hit. Ringelmann then had to dive and was not able to make further observations. The two ships hit were the Harlingen and the Cape Rodney.
Three crew members from the Harlingen (Master Jack Willingham) were lost. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMS Hydrangea (K 39) (T/Lt J.E. Woolfendon, RNR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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