British Steam merchant
|Completed||1933 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||56° 04'N, 13° 06'W - Grid AM 4345|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Hull - 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|
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 board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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