British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Allan, Black & Co, Sunderland|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-85 (Eberhard Greger)|
|Position||61° 59'N, 39° 46'W - Grid AD 6628|
|Complement||49 (3 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Sydney (30 Aug) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||2400 tons of pig iron and 5200 tons of steel|
|History||Completed in August 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.42 hours on 10 Sep 1941, U-85 fired a spread of two torpedoes at a ship in convoy SC-42 northeast of Cape Farewell and reported one ship sunk and another probably damaged after observing one hit and hearing a second detonation. However, only Thistleglen (Master Gordon Frederick Dodson), the ship of the vice-commodore, was hit by one torpedo and sank later. Three crew members were lost. The master, 39 crew members and six gunners abandoned ship in three lifeboats and two rafts and were picked up after about one hour by the Lorient, a straggler from the same convoy and landed at Belfast.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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