British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||F. Carrick & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||6 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||59° 14'N, 12° 43'W - Grid AM 1497|
|Complement||39 (9 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Sunderland - Oban - William Head, Washington|
|History||Completed in December 1940 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 11.37 hours on 6 January 1941 the unescorted Empire Thunder (Master William Dowell), on her maiden voyage and a straggler from convoy OB-269 due to an engine breakdown, was torpedoed and sunk by U-124 about 100 miles north-northeast of Rockall. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Kingston Onyx (4.54) (Lt R. Walgate, RNR) and landed at Stornoway, Hebrides on 8 January.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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