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

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.

Crewlists

We have listing of 13 people who were on this vessel

Merchant Navy War Memorial

Tower Hill

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