King Idwal (2)

Date of attack

23 Nov 1940

Fate

Sunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)

Position 56.44N, 19.13W - Grid AL 3958

Complement

40 (12 dead and 28 survivors).

Convoy

OB-244

Route

Liverpool - Baltimore, Maryland

Cargo

Ballast

King Idwal

Left  Liverpool

For  Baltimore

Lost  23 November 1940

Fate

Master

R Storm

Survived

Second Officer

A C Taylor

Lost

Second Radio Officer

S Haldane

Lost

Chief Engineer

H Carter

Lost

Fourth Engineer

S McIntosh

Lost

Able Seaman

G M Nelson

Lost

Sailor

S E K Thomas

Lost

Deck Hand

H Taggart

Lost

Deck Boy

W Wilson

Lost

Donkeyman

J Givin

Lost

Fireman & Trimmer

J Kavanagh

Lost

Cook

E J Joseph

Lost

Galley Boy

W H Scholes

Lost

History  

Launched as War Coronet for The Shipping Controller, completed in May 1920 as Greek Keramies for N.E. Ambatielos, Argostoli. 1923 sold to Britain and renamed King Idwal for Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London.

Notes on loss  

At 07.12 hours on 23 Nov, 1940, the King Idwal (Master Richard Storm) in convoy OB-244 was torpedoed and sunk by U-123 about 158 miles west of Rockall.

12 crew members were lost.

The master and 27 crew members were picked up by HMS Sandwich (L 12) (Cdr M.J. Yeatman, RN) and landed at Liverpool on 27 November.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

King Idwal (2)

1920

1923 Purchased from Government renamed King Idwal

1940 Torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic

5155

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

147537

Taikoo Dockyard

Hong Kong

Taikoo Dockyard

Hong Kong

Steam 3 Cyl

2500 IHP

1

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1940

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