British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)|
|Position||25° 45'N, 65° 45'W - Grid DO 2713|
|Complement||78 (3 dead and 75 survivors).|
|Route||Newport News (8 Jun) - Trinidad - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||700 tons of refrigerated cargo|
|History||Completed in October 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.54 hours on 12 June 1942 the unescorted Hardwicke Grange (Master Timothy McNamara) was torpedoed twice by U-129 north of Puerto Rico near the Tropic of Cancer. The U-boat surfaced approximately one mile away two points of port bow and fired 26 high explosive rounds from the deck gun. First, the navigating bridge was shelled, causing fires amidships. Then the fire was concentrated on the hull about the port bow until the vessel sank. Three crew members, the third engineer and two greasers, were lost on watch below. The master and 19 survivors landed at Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic after 13 days in a lifeboat. 23 survivors were picked up by the Athelprince and landed at Nuevitas, Cuba. 16 survivors landed at Môle St. Nicolas, Republic of Haiti. The first officer, second engineer and 14 crew members were rescued by an unknown ship and landed at Jamaica.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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