British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Halford Constants Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-561 (Robert Bartels)|
|Position||43° 00'N, 17° 00'W - Grid CF 3513|
|Complement||26 (0 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||Ardrossan - Huelva, Spain|
|History||Built as Ramshope 1929 renamed Firtree 1935 renamed Wrotham |
|Notes on event|
At 04.24 hours on 28 July 1941, U-561 fired three torpedoes at convoy OG-69 west of Cape Finisterre and observed a hit and flames on a large tanker, a hit on a freighter that sank in 30 seconds and thought that they hit a third ship in convoy. However, only the Wrotham (Master James Gordon Davies) was hit and sunk. The master, 22 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Fleur de Lys (K 122) (Lt A. Collins) and HMS Rhododendron (K 78) (SubLt R.H. Towersey) and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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