Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,796 tons
Completed1937 - S.P. Austin & Son Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWilliam France, Fenwick & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack10 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-15 (Heinz Buchholz)
Position54° 06'N, 0° 03'W - Grid AN 5856
Complement24 (1 dead and 23 survivors).
RouteTyne - Bayonne 
History Completed in August 1937 
Notes on event

At 06.10 hours on 10 September 1939 the Goodwood (Master Harold Stevendale Hewson) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank one mile southeast of Flamborough Head. The master and 22 crew members were picked up by a fishing boat and landed at Bridlington.

On 8 December 1939 the British steam merchant Middlesbro (989 grt) sank after a collision with the wreck of Goodwood about one mile north of Flamborough Head. There were no casualties, all crew members were picked up by the Swedish steam merchant Runeborg.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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