Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Moonbeam

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Moonbeam
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,849 tons
Completed1941 - Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
Date of attack12 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-608 (Rolf Struckmeier)
Position48° 55'N, 33° 38'W - Grid BD 2744
Complement55 (3 dead and 52 survivors).
ConvoyON-127 (straggler)
RouteGlasgow (4 Sep) - New York - Norfolk, Virginia 
History Completed in June 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 01.05 hours on 12 Sep 1942, U-211 (Hause) attacked convoy ON-127 southwest of Cape Clear and damaged the Hektoria with two torpedoes and the Empire Moonbeam with one. Both vessels were later sunk by coups de grĂ¢ce by U-608.

The Empire Moonbeam (Master William George Stewart Hewison) was sunk by U-608 at 04.59 hours on 12 September. Three crew members were lost. The master, 44 crew members, six gunners and one passenger were picked up by HMCS Arvida (K 113) (Lt A.I. MacKay, RCNR) and landed at St. Johns on 15 September.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

Attack entries for Empire Moonbeam

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
12 Sep 1942U-211Kptlt. Karl HauseDamaged6,849  
12 Sep 1942U-608Oblt. Rolf StruckmeierSunk6,849  

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