Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,252 tons
Completed1930 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack7 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-566 (Gerhard Remus)
Position50° 00'N, 30° 00'W - Grid BD 2922
Complement49 (44 dead and 5 survivors).
ConvoyON-142 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - Belfast Lough (28 Oct) - Durban - Suez 
Cargo5000 tons of coal, 1000 tons of general cargo and trucks as deck cargo 
Notes on event

At 14.36 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the unescorted Glenlea (Master John Russell Nicol), a straggler from convoy ON-142, was torpedoed and sunk by U-566 north of the Azores. The master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Brest and taken to the POW camp Milag Nord. Three crewmen and one gunner were rescued after 21 days in a lifeboat by the Norwegian merchant Thorstrand and landed at New York. 39 crew members and five gunners were lost.

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