British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||J. & J. Denholm Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||20 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-263 (Kurt Nölke)|
|Position||35° 55'N, 10° 14'W - Grid CG 8731|
|Complement||71 (4 dead and 67 survivors).|
|Route||Barry (3 Nov) - Clyde (8 Nov) - Oran|
|Cargo||2000 tons of government stores|
|History||Laid down as War Canna for The Shipping Controller, completed in November 1919 as Grangepark for J. & J. Denholm Ltd, Glasgow.
|Notes on event|
At 10.12 and 10.13 hours on 20 Nov 1942, U-263 fired torpedoes at convoy KMS-3 west of Gibraltar and observed hits after 13 seconds, 47 seconds, 1 minute 27 seconds and 1 minute 47 seconds. Nölke observed two ships sinking and one burning. In fact, the Prins Harald and Grangepark were sunk and one torpedo exploded in the net defences of the British steam merchant Ocean Pilgrim (7173 grt).
The master, 40 crew members, 16 gunners, one signalman and nine passengers (US Army personnel) from the Grangepark (Master John Scott Webster) were picked up by HMS Fowey (L 15) (Cdr L.B.A. Majendie, RN) and landed at Gibraltar. Three crew members and one passenger were lost.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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