British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||Idwal Williams & Co, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||15 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-410 (Kurt Sturm)|
|Position||54° 30'N, 34° 00'W - Grid AK 5733|
|Complement||47 (47 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Hull - 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 board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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