Humber Arm (1)
Date of attack
8 Jul 1940
Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
50° 36'N, 9° 24'W - Grid BF 1251
43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).
Corner Brook, Newfoundland - Halifax (25 Jun) - Ellesmere Port
5450 tons of newsprint, 1000 tons of steel, 450 tons of pulp and 300 tons of lumber
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.
We have details of 22 people who were on board.