King Robert (1)

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


148731


Furness Shipbuilding

Haverton Hill


Richardsons Westgarth

Middlesbrough


Steam 3 Cyl

HP


2600 IHP

Screws


1

Date of attack

29 Jan 1941

Fate

Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)

Position 56N, 15.23W - Grid AM 4125

Complement

42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).

King Robert

Left  St John (New Brunswick)

For  Cardiff

Lost  29 January 1941

Fate

Master

L Trail

Survived

Convoy

SC-19

Route

St. John, New Brunswick - Sydney - Cardiff

Cargo

7942 tons of grain

Notes on loss  

At 03.48 hours on 29 Jan, 1941, the King Robert (Master Leslie Trail) in convoy SC-19 was torpedoed and sunk by U-93 south of Rockall.

The master and 21 crew members were picked up by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr V.C.F. Clark, RN) and landed at Gourock. 20 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Madeleine (FY 283) (T/Lt P.H. Potter, RNR) and also landed at Gourock.

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1941

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