British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - William Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland|
|Owner||W.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||55° 02'N, 18° 45'W - Grid AL 6558|
|Complement||37 (1 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||New Westminster, British Columbia - Panama - Bermuda - Oban|
|Cargo||8400 tons of lumber and 1000 tons of spelter|
|History||Completed in October 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.25 hours on 2 Dec 1940, U-52 attacked convoy HX-90 about 367 miles west of Bloody Foreland and sank two ships, the Tasso and Goodleigh. At 07.35 hours, the U-boat fired the stern torpedo, which probably struck one of the ships hit in the first attack.
The master, 34 crew members and one gunner from the Goodleigh (Master William Wilson Quaitre) were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool. One crew member was lost.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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