Ships hit by U-boats

Baron Semple

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, P21557

NameBaron Semple
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,573 tons
Completed1939 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack2 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-848 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position5° 00'S, 21° 00'W - Grid FD 60
Complement62 (62 dead - no survivors)
RouteRio de Janeiro - Freetown - UK 
CargoIron ore 
History Completed in January 1939 
Notes on event

On 2 Nov 1943 the unescorted Baron Semple (Master Philip Jarvis Carnie) was torpedoed and sunk by U-848 northwest of Ascension Island. The master, 55 crew members and six gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 62 people who were on board

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