Ships hit by U-boats

Lynton Grange

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameLynton Grange
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,029 tons
Completed1937 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerHoulder Brothers & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)
Position43° 23'N, 27° 14'W - Grid BD 9854
Complement52 (0 dead and 52 survivors).
ConvoyONS-154 (straggler)
RouteSwansea - Belfast Lough (18 Dec) - Saldanha Bay - Capetown - Middle East 
Cargo5997 tons of government stores and general cargo 
History Completed in November 1937 
Notes on event

At 23.17 hours on 28 Dec 1942, U-406 (Dieterichs) fired two FAT and three T-3 torpedoes at convoy ONS-154 northwest of the Azores and reported two ships sunk and two ships damaged, but in fact three ships, Baron Cochrane in station #12, Lynton Grange in station #22 and Zarian in station #13 were hit and damaged.

At 01.03 hours on 29 December, the abandoned Lynton Grange (Master Robert Smith Grigg, OBE) was hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce from U-628 and sank within 90 seconds. The master, 41 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the HMS Milne (G 14) (Capt I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and landed at Ponta Delgada, Azores.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Attack entries for Lynton Grange

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
28 Dec 1942U-406Kptlt. Horst DieterichsDamaged5,029  
29 Dec 1942U-628Oblt. Heinrich HasenscharSunk5,029  

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