British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-557 (Ottokar Arnold Paulssen)|
|Position||55° 00'N, 39° 50'W - Grid AK 4441|
|Complement||43 (3 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - UK|
|Cargo||6494 tons of grain and 2983 tons of flour|
|History||Completed in April 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 20.43 hours on 29 May 1941 the Empire Storm (Master George Willbourne Stephenson), a straggler from convoy HX-128, was torpedoed and sunk by U-557 south of Cape Farewell. Three crew members were lost. The master, 35 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Norwegian merchant Marita and landed at St. John’s, Newfoundland on 4 June.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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