British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Halford Constants Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||44° 55'N, 17° 44'W - Grid BE 8295|
|Complement||31 (15 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Lisabon|
|Cargo||2806 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in August 1924 as Pentraeth for Lambert Barnett & Co, London. 1932 renamed Hawkinge for Halford Constants Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.54 hours on 27 July 1941, U-203 attacked convoy OG-69 about 800 miles southwest of Fastnet and reported the sinking of two ships, totalling 14.000 grt. However, only the Hawkinge (Master Walter Aron Isaksson) was hit. 13 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master and five crew members were picked up by HMS Sunflower (K 41) (LtCdr J.T. Jones, RNR) and landed at Londonderry. Seven crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Vanoc (H 33) (LtCdr J.G.W. Deneys, DSO, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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