Ships hit by U-boats

Arlington Court

British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-1954

NameArlington Court
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,915 tons
Completed1924 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerCourt Line Ltd (Haldin & Philipps Ltd), London 
Date of attack16 Nov 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-43 (Wilhelm Ambrosius)
Position48° 14'N, 11° 42'W - Grid BF 4147
Complement35 (7 dead and 28 survivors).
ConvoySL-7A (straggler)
RouteRosario - Freetown (31 Oct) - Hull 
Cargo7340 tons of maize 
History Completed in May 1924 
Notes on event

At 14.07 hours on 16 Nov 1939 the Arlington Court (Master Charles Hurst), a straggler from convoy SL-7A, was hit by a G7a torpedo from U-43 about 320 miles 248° from Start Point. At 14.55 hours, the ship was hit in the foreship by a coup de grâce and sank in 30 minutes. Six crew members were lost and the chief engineer died from exposure in one of the lifeboats. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by the Dutch steam merchant Algenib and landed at Queenstown (Cork). Six crew members in a lifeboat were picked up after six days by Spinanger and landed at Dover.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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