British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||R. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||51° 09'N, 30° 16'W - Grid AK 9784|
|Complement||43 (23 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Father Point, New Brunswick|
|History||Completed in January 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 02.51 hours on 12 June 1941 the unescorted Empire Dew (Master John Edward Elsdon), detached from convoy OG-64, was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 north of the Azores. 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, 18 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HNoMS St Albans (I 15) on 18 June and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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