British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||8 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)|
|Position||47° 35'N, 39° 02'W - Grid BC 6378|
|Complement||40 (1 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Barrow - Nuevitas, Cuba|
|Notes on event|
At 00.06 hours on 8 June 1941 the Baron Nairn (Master John Kerr), dispersed on 2 June from convoy OB-328, was torpedoed and sunk by U-108 west of Cape Race. One crew member was lost. 18 crew members were picked up by the Canadian corvette HMCS Chambly (K 116) (Cdr J.D. Prentice) and landed at St.Johns. The master and 20 crew members were rescued after 19 days in a lifeboat and landed at Galway, Ireland on 27 June.
Master John Kerr was awarded the Lloyd´s War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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