British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||20° 51'N, 20° 32'W - Grid DT 9352|
|Complement||40 (28 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||7700 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in May 1928 |
|Notes on event|
Between 05.47 and 06.08 hours on 8 March 1941, U-124 fired six single torpedoes at convoy SL-67 north of the Cape Verde Islands and observed four ships going down. Schulz reported five ships with about 33,000 grt sunk and another ship damaged. In fact four ships were sunk in the attack, the Nardana, Hindpool, Tielbank and Lahore.
The master and 27 crew members from the Hindpool (Master Malcolm Vernon Allt Tinnock) were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMS Faulknor (H 62) (Capt A.F. de Salis, RN) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March. Four crew members and two gunners were rescued by the Guido.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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