Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

Photo courtesy of Roger W. Jordan

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage6,014 tons
Completed1927 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerMolasses & General Transport Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack21 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-35 (Werner Lott)
Position49° 39'N, 6° 39'W - Grid BF 2451
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteFalmouth - Abadan 
History Completed in August 1927

Broken up at Briton Ferry in September 1955. 
Notes on event

After 14.10 hours on 21 Sep 1939, U-35 fired three torpedoes at convoy OA-7 southwest of the Scillies, missed a destroyer and a tanker and damaged Teakwood. The damaged ship was taken to Falmouth, escorted by HMS Ardent (H 41) (LtCdr J.F. Barker, RN) which also took wounded sailors aboard for treatment. Shortly thereafter the destroyer was relieved by HMS Vesper (D 55) (LtCdr W.F.E. Hussey, RN) and returned to convoy.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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