British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol|
|Owner||Onesimus Dorey & Sons Ltd, Guernsey, Channel Islands|
|Date of attack||2 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||52° 40'N, 2° 13'E - Grid AN 8442|
|Complement||11 (2 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Ipswich - Sunderland|
|History||Completed in February 1918 as Lochee for Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co Ltd, Dundee. 1936 renamed Portelet for Onesimus Dorey & Sons Ltd, Guernsey. |
|Notes on event|
At 20.40 hours on 2 Feb 1940 the unescorted Portelet (Master Alexander Joseph Walsh) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-59 and sank less than one mile southwest by west of Smith’s Knoll Lightship. Two crew members were lost. The master and eight crew members were picked up by the Finnish steam merchant Oscar Midling and landed at Immingham on 4 February.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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