Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,791 tons
Completed1920 - Commonwealth Government Shipbuilding & Dockyard, Sydney NSW 
OwnerMuir, Young SS Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack22 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position54° 39'N, 18° 50'W - Grid AL 6572
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySL-53 (straggler)
RoutePepel - Freetown (27 Oct) - Workington 
Cargo5500 tons of iron ore 
History Built as Biloela 1931 renamed Wollert 1932 renamed Ivanhoe 1937 renamed Yoh Hsing 1937 renamed Cree 
Notes on event

At 00.21 hours on 22 Nov 1940 the Cree (Master Robert Herbert Twentyman), a straggler from convoy SL-53, was torpedoed and sunk by U-123 about 365 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 42 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

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