British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||W.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||8 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||48° 06'N, 18° 12'W - Grid BE 5222|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Vancouver, British Columbia - Panama - Manchester|
|Cargo||Grain and lumber|
|History||Completed in September 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.36 hours on 8 Sep 1939 the unescorted Winkleigh (Master Thomas Georgeson) was hit by one torpedo from U-48 and sank southwest of Ireland. At 06.32 hours, the ship had been stopped by a shot across the bow and the crew was ordered to abandon ship after the master came aboard with the papers. The master and 36 crew members were picked up by the Dutch liner Statendam and landed at New York.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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