British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||21 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 23° 00'W - Grid AL 5438|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Wabana, Conception Bay - Halifax - Port Talbot|
|Cargo||5450 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in December 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.19 hours on 21 Sep 1940 the Baron Blythswood (Master John Maclarly Robertson Davies) in convoy HX-72 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank within 40 seconds south of Iceland. The master, 33 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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