British Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon|
|Owner||General Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||40° 43'N, 11° 39'W - Grid CG 2771|
|Complement||22 (19 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Route||Preston - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||Cased aviation fuel|
|History||Completed in March 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.14 hours on 23 Aug 1941, U-201 fired a spread of four torpedoes at convoy OG-71 northwest of Lisbon and saw one hit on a freighter and two on a tanker which sank burning after 15 minutes. Two minutes later a stern torpedo was fired and a detonation heard. Schnee claimed two ships with 9000 grt sunk and two with 12.000 grt damaged. In fact, only the Stork and Aldergrove were sunk in this attack.
The master, 16 crew members and two gunners from Stork (Master Evan Atterbury Morris Williams) were lost. Three crew members were picked up by HMS Campion (K 108) (LtCdr A. Johnson, RNVR) and landed at Gibraltar on 24 August.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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