British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Headlam & Sons, Whitby|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||59° 14'N, 17° 51'W - Grid AL 3388|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Corner Brook - Francis Harbour, Labrador - Sydney (5 Oct) - Clyde|
|Cargo||1685 fathoms of pit props|
|Notes on event|
At 05.53 hours on 17 Oct 1940, U-48 fired three torpedoes at three ships in convoy SC-7 about 160 miles northwest of Rockall and reported two ships sunk and another damaged. In fact, only the Languedoc and Scoresby were hit by one torpedo each and sank.
The Scoresby (Master Lawrence Zebedee Weatherill) was the ship of the vice commodore. The master and 38 crew members were picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr Robert E. Sherwood) and landed at Gourock on 20 October.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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