Ships hit by U-boats

Avondale Park

Canadian Steam merchant

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NameAvondale Park
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,878 tons
Completed1944 - Foundation Maritime, Pictou 
OwnerWitherington & Everett, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack7 May 1945Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-2336 (Emil Klusmeier)
Position56° 05'N, 2° 32'W - Grid AN 0539
Complement38 (2 dead and 36 survivors).
RouteHull (6 May) - Methil (7 May) - Belfast 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Launched in February 1944 for the Canadian Government. Later leased to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) on Bare Boat Charter. 
Notes on event

At 23.03 and 23.06 hours on 7 May 1945, U-2336 attacked convoy EN-591 near May Island in the Firth of Forth and sank two ships, the Avondale Park and Sneland I.

The chief engineer and a donkeyman on watch below on the Avondale Park (Master James Wilson Martin Cushnie) were lost. The master, 31 crew members and four gunners were rescued by convoy escorts.

This was the last attack carried out by an U-boat in World War II.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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