Ships hit by U-boats

Crown Arun

British Steam merchant

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NameCrown Arun
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,372 tons
Completed1938 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerChristian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh 
Date of attack17 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position58° 02'N, 14° 18'W - Grid AM 1734
Complement25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).
ConvoyHX-71 (straggler)
RouteGaspe, New Brunswick - Halifax (5 Sep) - Hull 
Cargo2800 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.

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