Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,813 tons
Completed1940 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland 
OwnerHeadlam & Sons, Whitby 
Date of attack22 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)
Position60° 30'N, 34° 12'W - Grid AK 1236
Complement45 (1 dead and 44 survivors).
ConvoyHX-126 (dispersed)
RouteSt.John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Hull 
Cargo7250 tons of flour 
Notes on event

At 13.40 hours on 22 May 1941 the Barnby (Master Arthur John Gale), dispersed from convoy HX-126, was torpedoed and sunk by U-111 southwest of Iceland. One crew member was lost. The master, 35 crew members and eight gunners landed at Reykjavik.

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