British Catapult armed merchant
|Type:||Catapult armed merchant (CAM)|
|Completed||1941 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)|
|Position||61° 28'N, 40° 51'W - Grid AD 6830|
|Complement||67 (4 dead and 63 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax - Sydney (30 Aug) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||9562 tons of wheat|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 09.57 hours on 10 Sep 1941 the Empire Hudson (Master John Campbell Cooke) in convoy SC-42 was torpedoed and sunk by U-82 northeast of Cape Farewell. Four crew members were lost. The master, 47 crew members, six gunners and nine RAF personnel were picked up by the British merchant Baron Ramsay and the Norwegian merchant Regin and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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