British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||7 Aug 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-371 (Waldemar Mehl)|
|Position||37° 15'N, 7° 21'E - Grid CJ 77|
|Complement||83 (7 dead and 76 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Gibraltar (4 Aug) - Bombay - Trincomalee - Calcutta|
|Cargo||6110 tons of general cargo, including 3500 tons of government stores and mail|
|History||Completed in July 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.42 hours on 7 August 1943 the Contractor (Master Andrew Brims) in convoy GTX-5 was torpedoed and sunk by U-371 about 75 miles southwest of Sardinia. The master and four crew members were lost. 67 crew members and eleven gunners were picked up by HMS BYMS-2011 (J 811) (T/Lt L. Hutchinson, RNR), HMS BYMS-2014 (J 814) (T/Lt E.D.J. Cox, RNR), HMS BYMS-2024 (J 824) (T/Skr A.H.V. Winfield, RNR) and HMS BYMS-2209 (J 1009) (T/Lt P.P. Shorter, RNR) and landed at Malta, where two injured crew members later died of wounds.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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