Ships hit by U-boats

Alexander Kennedy

British Steam merchant

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NameAlexander Kennedy
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,313 tons
Completed1932 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerLondon Power Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack22 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1004 (Rudolf Hinz)
Position50° 06'N, 4° 50'W - Grid BF 2289
Complement19 (1 dead and 18 survivors).
RouteBarry - London 
History Completed in September 1932 
Notes on event

At 13.20 hours on 22 Feb 1945 the Alexander Kennedy (Master John William Johnson) in convoy BTC-76 was torpedoed and sunk by U-1004 southeast of Falmouth. One crew member was lost. The master, 15 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the British merchants Eskwood and Gateshead and landed at Plymouth.

The master John William Johnson was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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