British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||17 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||58° 02'N, 14° 18'W - Grid AM 1734|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Gaspe, New Brunswick - Halifax (5 Sep) - Hull|
|Cargo||2800 tons of pit props|
|History||On 9 Sep 1939, the German Hannah Böge of Johann M.K. Blumenthal, Hamburg was captured by HMS Somali (F 33) (Capt R.S.G. Nicholson, DSO, DSC) in the Atlantic and taken to Kirkwall by a prize crew. The vessel was renamed Crown Arun by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 08.32 hours on 17 Sep 1940 the Crown Arun (Master Hugh Laurence Leaske), a straggler from convoy HX-71, was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-99 north of Rockall. The master and 24 crew members were picked up by HMS Winchelsea (D 46) (LtCdr W.A. Hawkins, DSC) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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