Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2347

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,153 tons
Completed1928 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerTyne & Wear Shipping Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack3 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-251 (Heinrich Timm)
Position73° 02'N, 19° 46'E - Grid AB 6634
Complement63 (1 dead and 62 survivors).
ConvoyPQ-15 (straggler)
RouteDundee - Reykjavik - Murmansk 
Cargo1560 tons of military stores, including 500 tons of cordite and 300 tons of ammunition 
History Completed in September 1928 for Glasgow Shipowners Co Ltd (Glen & Co Ltd), Glasgow. 1941 taken over by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and managed by Tyne & Wear Shipping Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Notes on event

On 2 May 1942 the Jutland (Master John Henderson) in convoy PQ-15 was torpedoed and damaged by a German torpedo aircraft of I/KG 26 south of Bear Island. One passenger was lost. The master, 53 crew members and eight passengers abandoned ship and were picked up by HMS Badsworth (L 03) (Lt G.T.S. Gray, DSC, RN) and landed at Murmansk on 6 May.

At 00.14 hours on 3 May 1942 the abandoned Jutland was torpedoed and sunk by U-251.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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