British Motor merchant
|Completed||1924 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||25 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)|
|Position||53° 34'N, 20° 23'W - Grid AL 9111|
|Complement||93 (29 dead and 64 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (21 Sep) - Capetown - Batavia, Java|
|Cargo||3000 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in December 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.02 hours on 25 September 1940 the unescorted Eurymedon (Master John Faulkner Webster), dispersed from convoy OB-217, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-29 about 366 miles west of Achill Head. At 16.00 hours the ship was hit amidships by a coup de grâce, but remained afloat until she foundered two days later in 53°24N/18°37W. 20 crew members and nine passengers were lost. The master, 41 crew members and 22 passengers were picked up by HMCS Ottawa (H 60) (Cdr E.R. Mainguy, RCN) and landed at Greenock on 27 September, where one crew member later died of injures.
The master John Faulkner Webster was awarded the Lloyd’s War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 55 people who were on board.|
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