Ships hit by U-boats

Newton Pine

British Steam merchant

NameNewton Pine
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,212 tons
Completed1925 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerIdwal Williams & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack15 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-410 (Kurt Sturm)
Position54° 30'N, 34° 00'W - Grid AK 5733
Complement47 (47 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyONS-136 (straggler)
RouteHull - Halifax - New York 
History Completed in December 1925 as Fernlea for Morrison SS Co Ltd (John Morrison & Son), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1927 renamed Newton Pine for John Ridley, Son & Tully, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1941 sold to Idwal Williams & Co, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 10.29 hours on 15 Oct 1942 the Newton Pine (Master Evan Owen Thomas), a straggler from convoy ONS-136, was hit aft by one of two torpedoes from U-410 and sank quickly by the stern about 500 miles southeast of Cape Farewell. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 10.25 hours. The sinking was observed from some distance by U-618 (Baberg). The attacking U-boat saw some survivors abandoning ship in the lifeboats before she sank and questioned them, but they were never found. The master, 39 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 47 people who were on board

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