British Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-455 (Hans-Heinrich Giessler)|
|Position||44° 07'N, 51° 53'W - Grid BB 9663|
|Complement||53 (7 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||Greenock (23 Apr) - Galveston|
|History||Completed in April 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.38 hours on 3 May 1942 the British Workman (Master Arthur W. Wilson), which was straggling from convoy ON-89 due to engine troubles, was torpedoed and sunk by U-455 south-southeast of Cape Race. Seven crew members were lost. The master, 38 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMCS Assiniboine (I 18) (A/LtCdr J.H. Stubbs, RCN) and HMCS Alberni (K 103) (T/Lt A.W. Ford, RCNR) and landed at St. John’s.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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