British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Day, Summers & Co, Southampton|
|Owner||A.F. Henry & McGregor Ltd, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||12 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||52° 40'N, 1° 46'E - Grid AN 7635|
|Complement||10 (5 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Bo’ness - London|
|Cargo||480 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in December 1920 as Allanwater for Mason Shipping Co Ltd (W. Mason & Co), Liverpool. 1933 renamed Marwick Head for A.F. Henry & McGregor Ltd, Edinburgh. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.15 hours on 12 December 1939 the Marwick Head (Master J.J. Thain) struck a mine, laid on 5 December by U-59 and sank 0.5 miles south of North Caister Buoy. Five crew members were lost. The master and four crew members were picked up from a raft by a patrol trawler and landed at Great Yarmouth.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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