Humber Arm

Torpedoed and Sunk - 1940

Humber Arm

Left Corner Brook

For Ellesmere Port via Halifax

Date of Attack 8 July 1940

Fate

Master

J R Morbey

Survived

Able Seamen

J Bennett

N L Hinks

T Lawless

C H Prosper

H T Prosper

T Prosper

A Prosser

R Willis

Survived

Sailor

S C Brown

Survived

Donkeymen

G C Crocker

H Power

Survived

Fireman & Trimmers

D S Barriault

R Batt

C Morrison

D Morrison

J Morrison

Survived

Second Steward

J Spencer

Survived

Asst Steward

E C Anstey

Survived

Mess Room Steward

M Barriault

A S Samson

Survived

Second Cook

N Bragg

Survived

Date of attack

8 Jul 1940

Nationality:      

British

Fate

Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)

Position

50° 36'N, 9° 24'W - Grid BF 1251


Complement

43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).

Convoy

HX-53

Route

Corner Brook, Newfoundland - Halifax (25 Jun) - Ellesmere Port

Cargo

5450 tons of newsprint, 1000 tons of steel, 450 tons of pulp and 300 tons of lumber

History

Completed in July 1925

Notes on event

At 07.53 hours on 8 July 1940 the Humber Arm (Master Jack Rowland Morbey) in convoy HX-53 was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-99 and sank 60 miles south of Fastnet.

The master, 41 crew members and one passenger were picked up by HMS Scimitar (H 21) (Lt R.D. Franks, OBE, RN) and HMS Vanquisher (D 54) (Cdr C.B. Alers-Hankey, RN) and landed at Milford Haven.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Humber Arm

1925

1940 Torpedoed and sunk

5758

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

151649

Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Steam 3 Cyl

3000 IHP

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