Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage500 tons
Completed1915 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
OwnerMatthew Taylor, Methil 
Date of attack18 Nov 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-18 (Max-Hermann Bauer)
Position58° 07'N, 2° 18'W - Grid AN 1864
Complement9 (9 dead - no survivors)
RouteBlyth (17 Nov) - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 
Cargo449 tons of coal 
History Completed in September 1915 as Wheatsheaf for Spillers SS Co Ltd, Cardiff. 1930 renamed Glenarch for Raglan SS Co Ltd (H. Elliott), Cardiff. 1938 renamed Parkhill for Matthew Taylor, Methil. 
Notes on event

At 21.16 hours on 18 Nov 1939 the Parkhill (Master Eric Charles Middleton) was hit by a G7e torpedo from U-18 and immediately sank after a heavy explosion north-northwest of Kinnairds Head. The ship had been missed by a first G7e at 20.45 hours. The master and eight crew members were lost.

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