Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Sun

British Catapult armed merchant

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NameEmpire Sun
Type:Catapult armed merchant (CAM)
Tonnage6,952 tons
Completed1941 - Short Bros, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack7 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-751 (Gerhard Bigalk)
Position43° 55'N, 64° 22'W - Grid BB 7494
Complement65 (11 dead and 54 survivors).
RoutePortland, Maine - Halifax - UK 
Cargo9000 tons of grain 
History Completed in June 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 05.52 hours on 7 Feb 1942 the unescorted Empire Sun (Master Lloyds Evans) was torpedoed and sunk by U-751 south of Halifax. The master, seven crew members, two gunners and one RAF personnel were lost. 35 crew members, twelve gunners and seven RAF personnel landed at Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

On boardWe have details of 24 people who were on board

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