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|Completed||1919 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan|
|Owner||Mooringwell SS Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||39° 19'N, 13° 54'W - Grid CF 3989|
|Complement||26 (7 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Lisbon|
|Cargo||3200 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in December 1919 as Glassford for Pennant Shipping Co (J. Daniel, John & Co), Glasgow. 1923 renamed Baron Elibank for H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Ardrossan. 1934 renamed Seven Seas Spray for Good Hope Shipping Co (Walter Vaughan), Cardiff. 1937 renamed Seabank Spray for Alfred J. Pope, Cardiff. 1939 renamed Jeanne M. for F.W. Moorsom & Co Ltd, Cardiff. 1940 sold to Mooringwell SS Co Ltd, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.18 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Gwalia in convoy OG-46 was torpedoed and sunk by U-37, followed by the Jeanne M. at 04.46 hours about 230 miles north of Cape Roca, Portugal. After a third attack at the same convoy the U-boat observed a burning tanker, but this can not be confirmed from Allied sources.
Seven crew members from the Jeanne M. (Master Jonathan MacInnes) were lost. The master and 18 crew members were picked up by HMS Erin (A/Cdr J.O. Davies, RNR).
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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