Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,498 tons
Completed1933 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerJ. & C. Harrison Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position56° 04'N, 13° 06'W - Grid AM 4345
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteHull - Three Rivers 
History At 07.48 hours on 8 Jul 1942, the unescorted Hartismere (Master Kenneth Carrick Lone) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by the Japanese submarine I-10 (Kayahara) west of Madagascar in 18°00S/41°22E, while en route from Philadelphia to Alexandria via Lourenço Marques (4 July) with 8000 tons of general cargo. The master, 39 crew members and seven gunners landed at Caldeta Point Lighthouse, Portuguese East Africa. 
Notes on event

At 00.23 hours on 29 Aug 1940, U-100 fired torpedoes at convoy OA-204 148 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland, damaged the Hartismere and sank the Dalblair.

The Hartismere was hit underneath the bridge on the starboard side by one torpedo. She was escorted to the Clyde by HMS Gleaner (J 83).

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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