British Motor merchant
|Completed||1941 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||7 Nov 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-74 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)|
|Position||53° 24'N, 31° 51'W - Grid AK 8324|
|Complement||62 (62 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Glasgow - New York|
|Cargo||General cargo, including whisky|
Completed in October 1941
|Notes on event|
At 22.34 hours on 7 Nov 1941 the unescorted Nottingham (Master Francis Cecil Pretty, OBE, DSC), on her maiden voyage, was hit in the stern by a stern torpedo from U-74 about 550 miles southeast of Cape Farewell after she tried to ram the U-boat. At 22.50 hours, the ship was missed by a spread of two torpedoes because she stopped, but sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 22.59 hours. The crew was seen to abandon ship in lifeboats, but they were never seen again. The master, 55 crew members and six gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 62 people who were on board.|
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