British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Cairns, Noble & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||17 Jan 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||53° 32'N, 3° 27'W - Grid AM 9324|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Leith - Liverpool - St.John, New Brunswick|
|Cargo||General cargo, including coal and earthenware|
|Notes on event|
At 17.00 hours on 17 Jan 1940 the Cairnross (Master Laurence Halcrow) in convoy OB-74 struck a mine, laid on 6 January by U-30 and sank seven miles 276° from the Bar Lightvessel, Liverpool. The master and 47 crew members were picked up by the HMS Mackay (D 70) (Cdr G.H. Stokes) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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