Ships hit by U-boats

Geo H. Jones

British Steam tanker

NameGeo H. Jones
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage6,914 tons
Completed1919 - Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester PA 
OwnerPanama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London 
Date of attack11 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-455 (Hans-Heinrich Giessler)
Position45° 40'N, 22° 40'W - Grid BE 7217
Complement42 (2 dead and 40 survivors).
ConvoySL-111 (straggler)
RouteAruba - Freetown (24 May) - Lamlash - Ardrossan 
Cargo9300 tons of fuel oil 
History Completed in September 1919 for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York. 1940 registered in Panama for Panama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama. 1941 registered in Britain for Panama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London. 
Notes on event

At 05.26 hours on 11 June 1942 the Geo H. Jones (Master Frederick James Hewlett), a straggler from convoy SL-111, was torpedoed and sunk by U-455 north-northeast of the Azores. The master and 19 survivors were picked up by HMIS Orissa (J 200) (Lt D. Whyte) and landed at Londonderry. Among the survivors were two passengers. One crew member and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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