Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage7,519 tons
Completed1927 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack30 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-659 (Hans Stock)
Position33° 20'N, 18° 25'W - Grid DH 2545
Complement56 (50 dead and 6 survivors).
ConvoySL-125 (straggler)
RouteFreetown (16 Oct) - Tyne 
History Completed in October 1927 
Notes on event

At 00.21 hours on 30 Oct 1942 the Bullmouth (Master John Wilfred Brougham) in convoy SL-125 was hit by one torpedo from U-409 (Massmann) about 100 miles north-northwest of Maderia and fell behind convoy, where the ship was sunk at 01.40 hours by two torpedoes from U-659. The master, 44 crew members and five gunners were lost. The chief officer and five crew members landed on the island of Bugio near Madeira.

On boardWe have details of 51 people who were on board

Attack entries for Bullmouth

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
30 Oct 1942U-409Oblt. Hanns-Ferdinand MassmannDamaged7,519  
30 Oct 1942U-659Kptlt. Hans StockSunk7,519  

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