British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Ames Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Seattle WA|
|Owner||W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||3 Nov 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||52° 18'N, 53° 05'W - Grid AJ 7442|
|Complement||43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Sydney (29 Oct) - Londonderry|
|Cargo||6200 tons of general cargo, including machinery|
|History||Launched as British War Juno, June 1919 completed as American Western Glen for US Shipping Board, Seattle; 1927 renamed Willwello for American Intercoastal SS Corp (Williams SS Co), New York; 1929 renamed San Felipe for Pacific-Atlantic SS Co (States SS Co), Portland.|
1940 given to Britain and renamed Empire Gemsbuck by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on event|
The master, 36 crew members and six gunners from the Empire Gemsbuck (Master William Stewart Anderson) were picked up by HMCS Buctouche (K 179) (Lt W.W. Hackney, RCNR) and landed at St. Johns, Newfoundland on 6 November.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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