British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - E. Finch & Co (1916) Ltd, Chepstow, Monmouthshire|
|Owner||Halford Constants Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-81 (Friedrich Guggenberger)|
|Position||37° 00'N, 2° 00'E - Grid CH 8523|
|Complement||40 (25 dead and 15 survivors).|
|Route||Greenock - Gibraltar (7 Nov) - Algiers|
|Cargo||2700 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in March 1918 as Petworth for Power SS Co Ltd (J. Power & Co), London. 1931 renamed Garlinge for Halford Constants Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.43 hours on 10 Nov 1942, U-81 fired a spread of four torpedoes at a small convoy 21 miles north of Cape Ivi, Algeria and observed one hit on a steamer which sank within 4 minutes and a red flash on an escort vessel. Guggenberger assumed that he had sunk a ship of 4000 grt and an A/S trawler. However, only the Garlinge (Master William Charles Barnes) was hit. The master, six crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British examination ship HMS Minna (Lt W.E. Bady, RANVR) and landed at Algiers. 18 crew members and seven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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