Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,102 tons
Completed1927 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerAlexander Capper & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)
Position54° 39'N, 28° 04'W - Grid AK 6682
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyON-14 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6800 tons of coal 
Notes on event

At 08.16 hours on 15 Sep 1941 the Newbury (Master Theodore Pryse OBE), a straggler from convoy ON-14, was hit by one torpedo from U-94 and sank southeast of Cape Farewell. The U-boat observed that the crew abandoned ship in lifeboats, but the master, 38 crew members and six gunners were never found.

On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

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