British Motor merchant
|Completed||1940 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||26 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||24° 20'N, 63° 16'W - Grid DO 3862|
|Complement||38 (3 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Haifa - Capetown (1 Jun) - New York|
|Notes on event|
At 05.44 hours on 26 June 1942 the unescorted Putney Hill (Master Donald McWilliam Hughson) was hit by one torpedo from U-203 about 450 miles east-northeast of Puerto Rico. The U-boat then sank the ship with 53 rounds from the deck gun. Two crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 29 crew members and five gunners were picked up after ten days by HMS Saxifrage (K 04) (LtCdr R.P. Chapman) and landed at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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