Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

Photo courtesy of George Robinson

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage838 tons
Completed1928 - Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole 
OwnerHunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack2 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald J├╝rst)
Position52° 33'N, 2° 25'E - Grid AN 8419
Complement17 (17 dead - no survivors)
RouteLondon - Middlesbrough 
History Completed in December 1928 as Athelstane for United Molasses Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1936 renamed Creofield for Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Notes on event

At 06.24 hours on 2 Feb 1940 the unescorted Creofield (Master Charles Fred Carlin) was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-59, exploded and sank east of Lowestoft. The master, 15 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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