British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon|
|Owner||United Baltic Co, London|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||48° 07'N, 22° 07'W - Grid BE 4232|
|Complement||35 (7 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Preston - Oban - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||442 tons of government stores|
|History||Built as Starling, later renamed Baltallinn |
|Notes on event|
At 23.31 hours on 20 Sep 1941, U-124 fired three torpedoes in two minutes intervals at convoy OG-74 north-northeast of the Azores and heard one detonation, then a tanker was observed being hit (there was a burst cloud). Another ship was hit and sank immediately after a heavy explosion. Mohr claimed two ships with 15.000 tons sunk and another with 8000 tons damaged. In fact, the Baltallinn and the Empire Moat were hit and sunk.
Seven crew members from Baltallinn (Master Charles Walter Browne) were lost. The master, 22 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Walmer Castle (Master Gerald Lewis Clarke).
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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