British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||53° 38'N, 3° 23'W - Grid AM 9324|
|Complement||78 (0 dead and 78 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including cotton|
|History||Completed in August 1926 |
|Notes on event|
On 8 March 1940 the Counsellor (Master Harold Coates), the ship of convoy commodore in convoy HX-22, struck a mine laid on 6 January by U-30 six miles 280° from Liverpool Bar Lightship and sank the next day. The master, the commodore (Rear Admiral H.G.C. Franklin, RN), seven naval staff members and 69 crew members were picked up by HMS Walpole (D 41) (LtCdr H.G. Bowerman, RN) after the destroyer tried to take the vessel in tow and landed them at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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