British Steam tanker
|Completed||1928 - Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole|
|Owner||Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||2 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||52° 33'N, 2° 25'E - Grid AN 8419|
|Complement||17 (17 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||London - Middlesbrough|
|History||Completed in December 1928 as Athelstane for United Molasses Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1936 renamed Creofield for Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.24 hours on 2 Feb 1940 the unescorted Creofield (Master Charles Fred Carlin) was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-59, exploded and sank east of Lowestoft. The master, 15 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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