British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||57° 20'N, 11° 22'W - Grid AM 2927|
|Complement||39 (3 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Sydney (5 Oct) - Manchester|
|Cargo||8720 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in February 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.55 hours on 19 Oct 1940 the Sedgepool (Master Robert Bell Witten) in convoy SC-7 was hit by one torpedo from U-123 and sank in five minutes about 80 miles west by south from St. Kilda. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 01.35 hours. The master and two crew members were lost. 35 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the HMS Salvonia (W 43) (Lt G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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