Ships hit by U-boats

Gypsum Queen

British Steam merchant

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NameGypsum Queen
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,915 tons
Completed1927 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerGypsum Packet Co Ltd, Windsor NS 
Date of attack11 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)
Position63° 05'N, 37° 50'W - Grid AD 7177
Complement36 (10 dead and 26 survivors).
RouteNew Orleans - Sydney (30 Aug) - Glasgow 
Cargo5500 tons of sulphur 
History Completed in April 1927 
Notes on event

At 01.51 hours on 11 Sep 1941, U-82 fired four torpedoes at convoy SC-42 south of Cape Farewell. The first three torpedoes missed and the fourth hit the Bulysses, which exploded. The stern shot at 02.12 hours hit the Gypsum Queen, which sank within one minute.

The master, eight crew members and one gunner from the Gypsum Queen (Master Alban Jason Chapman) were lost. 23 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Vestland and landed at Belfast.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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