British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Todd Drydock & Construction Corp, Tacoma WA|
|Owner||Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-207 (Fritz Meyer)|
|Position||62° 40'N, 38° 50'W - Grid AD 63|
|Complement||42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Quonset Point, Rhode Island - Sydney (30 Aug) - Belfast|
|Cargo||2100 tons of general cargo, including army stores|
|History||Built as American Olen 1928 renamed Berury for US Maritime Commission, Washington DC and was laid up as part of the reserve fleet. 1941 transferred to Britain and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 02.45 hours on 11 Sep 1941 the Stonepool at station #111 and five minutes later the Berury at station #112 in convoy SC-42 were torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Farewell. There are no attack reports for this time from the German side, so the attacker must have been U-207, which was sunk a few hours later by the escorts.
The Berury (Master Francis Joseph Morgan) was sunk with gunfire by a escort ship. One crew member was lost. The master, 36 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (Lt P.J.B. Cook) and landed at Reykjavik and HMCS Moosejaw (K 164) (Lt L.D. Quick), landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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