Ships hit by U-boats

Scottish Maiden

British Motor tanker

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NameScottish Maiden
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,993 tons
Completed1921 - Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness 
OwnerTankers Ltd, London 
Date of attack5 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position54° 36'N, 14° 23'W - Grid AM 4577
Complement44 (16 dead and 28 survivors).
RouteCuraƧao - Halifax (24 Oct) - Avonmouth 
Cargo3000 tons of diesel oil and 6500 tons of marine fuel oil 
History Completed in December 1921 
Notes on event

At 02.55 hours on 5 Nov 1940 the Scottish Maiden (Master John William Albert Gibson) in convoy HX-83 was torpedoed and sunk by U-99 about 225 miles west by south of Bloody Foreland. The U-boat fired its last torpedo at three overlapping ships from a distance of 3600 metres and observed a hit in the stern of a tanker. 16 crew members were lost. The master and 27 crew members were picked up by HMS Beagle (H 30) (LtCdr R.H. Wright, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

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