Ships hit by U-boats

British Endeavour

British Steam tanker

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameBritish Endeavour
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage4,580 tons
Completed1927 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerBritish Tanker Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack22 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-50 (Max-Hermann Bauer)
Position42° 11'N, 11° 35'W - Grid CG 1366
Complement38 (5 dead and 33 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Abadan 
History Completed in October 1927 
Notes on event

At 00.20 hours on 22 February 1940 the British Endeavour (Master Thomas Weatherhead) in convoy OGF-19 was torpedoed and sunk by U-50 about 100 miles west of Vigo, Spain. Five crew members were lost. The master and 32 crew members were picked up by the British steam merchant Bodnant and landed at Funchal, Madeira on 26 February.

On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

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