Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,885 tons
Completed1925 - Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees 
OwnerW.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position57° 31'N, 13° 10'W - Grid AM 2922
Complement37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).
RouteThree Rivers - Sydney (5 Oct) - Tyne - Middlesbrough 
Cargo1626 tons of steel, 5874 tons of lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft 
Notes on event

Between 20.58 and 21.04 hours on 18 Oct 1940, U-46 fired four single torpedoes at convoy SC-7 about 100 miles west by south of Barra Head and claimed two ships totalling 8000 grt sunk and one ship with 7000 grt damaged. The U-boat is credited with sinking the Beatus and Convallaria in this attack.

The master and 36 crew members from the Beatus (Master Wilfred Leslie Brett) were picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr Robert E. Sherwood) and landed at Gourock.

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