British Steam merchant
|Completed||1905 - John Shearer & Sons Ltd, Kelvinhaugh|
|Owner||B.J. Morgan & Co, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||21 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||42° 30'N, 12° 36'W - Grid CG 1316|
|Complement||16 (0 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Lisbon - Newport, Mon|
|Cargo||800 tons of pitwood|
|History||Completed in January 1905 as Sagenite for William Robertson, Glasgow. 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty as ammunition carrier. 1919 returned to owner. 1940 renamed Ellaroy for B.J. Morgan & Co, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.00 hours on 21 July 1940 the unescorted Ellaroy (Master Thomas Grafton Smith) was stopped by U-30 with gunfire about 180 miles west of Cape Finisterre. The Germans ordered the crew to abandon ship and sank her by a coup de grâce at 22.39 hours. The master and 15 crew members were picked up by the Spanish steam trawler Felix Montenegro and landed at Vigo, Spain.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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