British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Richard W. Jones & Co, Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||60° 40'N, 15° 50'W - Grid AE 8783|
|Complement||29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Montreal|
|Cargo||4000 tons of anthracite|
|History||Completed in June 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.39 hours on 17 Oct 1940, U-93 fired one G7e torpedo on a tanker in convoy OB-228 about 265 miles north-northwest of Rockall and missed, but hit the Uskbridge (Master Wilfred Breckon Smith) behind it. The torpedo struck on the starboard side near the bridge and caused her to settle by the bow. At 13.36 hours, the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at the abandoned ship, which broke in two and sank. Two crew members were lost. Six crew members were picked up by Montreal City and 21 survivors by the Dutch steam merchant Katwijk, transferred to Cristales and landed at Bermuda.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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