Ships hit by U-boats

British Resource

British Motor tanker

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NameBritish Resource
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage7,209 tons
Completed1931 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerBritish Tanker Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack14 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position36° 04'N, 65° 38'W - Grid CB 7593
Complement51 (46 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteCuraçao (4 Mar) - UK 
Cargo10,000 tons of benzine and white spirit 
History Completed in March 1931 
Notes on event

At 21.18 hours on 14 March 1942 the unescorted British Resource (Master James Kennedy) was hit fore and aft by two torpedoes from U-124 about 230 miles north of Bermuda. The ship stopped and the gunners began firing at the periscope, so at 21.33 hours a coup de grâce was fired which hit near the engine room and set the tanker completely on fire. She burned until she sank the next day. 43 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, the third radio operator and three gunners were picked up by HMS Clarkia (K 88) (LtCdr F.J.G. Jones, RNR) and landed at Hamilton, Bermuda.

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