Ships hit by U-boats

Baron Nairn

British Steam merchant

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NameBaron Nairn
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,164 tons
Completed1925 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack8 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position47° 35'N, 39° 02'W - Grid BC 6378
Complement40 (1 dead and 39 survivors).
ConvoyOB-328 (dispersed)
RouteBarrow - Nuevitas, Cuba 
Notes on event

At 00.06 hours on 8 June 1941 the Baron Nairn (Master John Kerr), dispersed on 2 June from convoy OB-328, was torpedoed and sunk by U-108 west of Cape Race. One crew member was lost. 18 crew members were picked up by the Canadian corvette HMCS Chambly (K 116) (Cdr J.D. Prentice) and landed at St.Johns. The master and 20 crew members were rescued after 19 days in a lifeboat and landed at Galway, Ireland on 27 June.

Master John Kerr was awarded the Lloyd´s War Medal for bravery at sea.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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