British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Halford Constants Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||53° 26'N, 18° 33'W - Grid AL 9267|
|Complement||26 (1 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Tenerife|
|Cargo||3300 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in April 1919 as War Currant for The Shipping Controller, managed by J. Hopper. 1919 renamed Leicester for Anglo-European Steamship, Coal & Pitwood Co Ltd (Blane & Martinez Ltd), Hull. 1920 transferred to Anglo-European SS Co Ltd (James Bell & Co), Hull. 1929 renamed Rudchester for Chesters Steam Shipping Co Ltd (William Dickinson & Co), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1934 renamed Heminge for Constants (South Wales) Ltd (Halford Constant), Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.56 hours on 30 Sep 1940 the Heminge (Master Trevor Thomas), a straggler from convoy OB-220, was torpedoed and sunk by U-37 west of Ireland. One crew member was lost. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the British merchant Clan Cumming and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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