British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-206 (Herbert Opitz)|
|Position||35° 57'N, 5° 54'W - Grid CG 9583|
|Complement||42 (26 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Lisbon - Gibraltar - Melilla|
|History||Completed in February 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.14 hours on 19 October 1941 the unescorted Baron Kelvin (Master William Lindsay Ewing) was hit on port side aft by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-206 in the Strait of Gibraltar about 14 miles bearing 100° from Tarifa Point, Spain. The U-boat then fired a stern torpedo and missed the stopped ship, which quickly sank by the stern with a broken back after being struck on port side amidships by another G7e torpedo fired at 06.27 hours. 19 crew members and seven gunners were lost. The master, twelve crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Spanish steam merchant Urola and landed at Gibraltar. One crew member was rescued by HMS Duncan (D 99) (LtCdr A.N. Rowell, RN) and also landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 27 people who were on board.|
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