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SS Kavak On the 2nd DEcember 1940 when on route from Demerera - Halifax (21 Nov) - Newport, Monmouth in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 1,745 tons of bauxite and 1,650 tons of pitch when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost. 15 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92)

SS Kavak On the 2nd DEcember 1940 when on route from Demerera - Halifax (21 Nov) - Newport, Monmouth in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 1,745 tons of bauxite and 1,650 tons of pitch when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost. 15 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92)

Forfar HMS (F30) On 2 December 1940 HMS Forfar (Capt. Norman Arthur Cyril Hardy) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 after she had just left the convoy HX-90 bound for OB-251 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. The master, 35 officers and 136 naval ratings were lost. Three officers and 18 naval ratings were rescued by the C anadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), the British destroyer HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC) and the British…

Forfar HMS (F30) On 2 December 1940 HMS Forfar (Capt. Norman Arthur Cyril Hardy) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 after she had just left the convoy HX-90 bound for OB-251 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. The master, 35 officers and 136 naval ratings were lost. Three officers and 18 naval ratings were rescued by the C anadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), the British destroyer HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC) and the British…

SS Lady Glanely On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from Vancouver BC - Panama - Bermuda - London carrying a cargo of 2,000 tons of wheat and 6,125 tons of lumber she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 410 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 30 crew members and one gunner were lost.

SS Lady Glanely On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from Vancouver BC - Panama - Bermuda - London carrying a cargo of 2,000 tons of wheat and 6,125 tons of lumber she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 410 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 30 crew members and one gunner were lost.

SS Stirlingshire  On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from TOWNSVILLE and BERMUDA for LIVERPOOL in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 3,270 tons of sugar, 1,900 tons of refrigerated goods, 460 tons general cargo she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk about 280 miles west by north of Bloody Foreland. The master, 72 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the British merchant Empire Puma from the same convoy and landed at Liverpool. Crew of 33 all saved.

SS Stirlingshire On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from TOWNSVILLE and BERMUDA for LIVERPOOL in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 3,270 tons of sugar, 1,900 tons of refrigerated goods, 460 tons general cargo she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk about 280 miles west by north of Bloody Foreland. The master, 72 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the British merchant Empire Puma from the same convoy and landed at Liverpool. Crew of 33 all saved.

SS Ville D'Arlon  On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW YORK 15th November 1940 & HALIFAX 21st November 1940 for LIVERPOOL, Ville d´Arlon (Master Albert Wilding) was hit aft by one torpedo from German submarine U-47 after dropping astern of convoy HX-90 due to steering troubles only a short time before. The master, 54 crew members and one passenger (DBS) were lost.

SS Ville D'Arlon On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW YORK 15th November 1940 & HALIFAX 21st November 1940 for LIVERPOOL, Ville d´Arlon (Master Albert Wilding) was hit aft by one torpedo from German submarine U-47 after dropping astern of convoy HX-90 due to steering troubles only a short time before. The master, 54 crew members and one passenger (DBS) were lost.

SS Goodleigh  On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW WESTMINSTER and BERMUDA for U.K in Convoy HX-90 carrying a cargo of 1,000 tons spelter and 8,400 tons of lumber when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-52 and sunk. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner from the Goodleigh were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S.

SS Goodleigh On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW WESTMINSTER and BERMUDA for U.K in Convoy HX-90 carrying a cargo of 1,000 tons spelter and 8,400 tons of lumber when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-52 and sunk. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner from the Goodleigh were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S.

SS Wilhelmina  On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW WESTMINSTER for LIVERPOOL in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 6,365 tons general including 2,303 tons fish and 1,450 tons woodpulp when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk when 265 miles west of Bloody Foreland.

SS Wilhelmina On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from NEW WESTMINSTER for LIVERPOOL in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 6,365 tons general including 2,303 tons fish and 1,450 tons woodpulp when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk when 265 miles west of Bloody Foreland.

9 January 1943, U-442 attacked the convoy TM-1 west of the Canary Islands and claimed hits on two tankers, but in fact only one torpedo had hit the Empire Lytton (Master John William Andrews). The chief officer, ten crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 30 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Saxifrage (K 04) (Lt N.L. Knight, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar. HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN) failed to sink the wreck with gunfire.

9 January 1943, U-442 attacked the convoy TM-1 west of the Canary Islands and claimed hits on two tankers, but in fact only one torpedo had hit the Empire Lytton (Master John William Andrews). The chief officer, ten crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 30 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Saxifrage (K 04) (Lt N.L. Knight, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar. HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN) failed to sink the wreck with gunfire.

At 01.35 hours on 14 Feb 1940 the unescorted Gretafield, a straggler from convoy HX-18, was hit by one G7a torpedo from U-57 southeast of Noss Head. The tanker caught fire after being hit aft by one G7e torpedo at 01.48 hours. Ten crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by the British armed trawlers HMS Peggy Nutten and HMS Strathalladale

At 01.35 hours on 14 Feb 1940 the unescorted Gretafield, a straggler from convoy HX-18, was hit by one G7a torpedo from U-57 southeast of Noss Head. The tanker caught fire after being hit aft by one G7e torpedo at 01.48 hours. Ten crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by the British armed trawlers HMS Peggy Nutten and HMS Strathalladale

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