Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,141 tons
Completed1928 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine 
OwnerGeorge Nisbet & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack25 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position56° 00'N, 27° 30'W - Grid AK 6327
Complement41 (5 dead and 36 survivors).
RouteNewcastle, New Brunswick - Sydney (15 Aug) - Tyne 
Cargo1500 fathoms of timber 
History Completed in August 1928 
Notes on event

At 01.46 hours on 25 Aug 1940 the Blairmore (Master Hugh Campbell) in convoy SC-1 was torpedoed and sunk by U-37 southeast of Cape Farewell. The ship had picked up seven survivors from HMS Penzance (L 28), which had been sunk by the same U-boat the previous day. Five crew members were lost. The master, 28 crew members and seven survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Eknaren (Master Erik Kallstrom) and landed at Baltimore.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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