British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Jan 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-870 (Ernst Hechler)|
|Position||35° 49'N, 6° 03'W - Grid CG|
|Complement||51 (0 dead and 51 survivors).|
|Route||Greenock - Manchester - Augusta - Ancona|
|History||Completed in July 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.03 hours on 10 Jan 1945 the Blackheath (Master John Norman Garrett) in convoy KMS-76 (convoy was combined with OS-102) was torpedoed and damaged by U-870 west of Gibraltar. She was set aground two miles south of Cape Spartel, Morocco, but broke in tow and was declared a total loss. The master, 41 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by HMS Ballinderry (K 255) (LtCdr E.F. Aikman, RNR) and HMS Kilbernie (Z 01) (Lt C.T. Letts, RNVR) and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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