Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2337.1

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,392 tons
Completed1928 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack16 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)
Position59° 00'N, 10° 00'W - Grid AM 2476
Complement36 (31 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteSantos - Sydney (30 Aug) - Glasgow 
Cargo7400 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in June 1928 
Notes on event

At 13.59 hours on 9 Sep 1941, U-85 (Greger) fired three single bow torpedoes and one stern torpedo at convoy SC-42 in approx. 61°N/40°W. All torpedoes missed, their tracks were observed by the Jedmoor.

Between 23.11 and 23.16 hours on 16 Sep 1941, U-98 fired four single torpedoes at convoy SC-42 northwest of St. Kilda and heard two detonations. Gysae reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, only the Jedmoor (Master Robert Clifford Collins) was hit and sunk. The master, 25 crew members and five gunners were lost. Three crew members were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Knoll and two other crew members by the British steam merchant Campus.

On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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