British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Headlam & Sons, Whitby|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||54° 41'N, 18° 41'W - Grid AL 6548|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Chatham, New Brunswick - Immingham|
|Cargo||1000 tons of steel and timber|
|Notes on event|
At 06.06 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Dunsley, a straggler from convoy HX-90, was damaged by gunfire by U-47. The U-boat fired eleven rounds of 88mm and scored five hits. The deck cargo caught fire, but was extinguished by the crew after U-47 broke off the attack. The shelling damaged also shell plates, derricks and masts.
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