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Edwy R. Brown - (1938-1941)
( All photos thanks to the Fam. Bob Purvis )
Presumed to be the oil tanker "Edwy R. Brown" loading at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1940.
1940 convoy duty in the Atlantic: captioned "a head sea".
The m.v. "Edwy R. Brown", seen here at anchorage in Bedford Basin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 1940
10455 tons displacement carrying 14500 tons oil products
1940: Convoy duty ~ the "Edwy R. Brown" at anchorage Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Officer on deck and the ship's twelve-pounder gun.
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
EDWY R. BROWN - 1938 BR 1M (aft) (12)
10,455 GRT for Oriental Tankers, Ltd., London (Hong Kong) 490.2 x 70.0
Tanker build by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone (4) #1199 166409
1940 - Oriental Trade & Transport Co., Ltd., London (Toronto)
Torpedoed and sunk by U 103, 17 Feb 1941, in convoy 59.50N-19.40W,
voyage Aruba via Bermuda - Liverpool, petroleum products,
missing since dropping from convoy 14 Feb, lost with all hands.
The Miramar Ship Index for "EDWY R. BROWN"
Torpedoed and sunk by U 103 at 61.00 N / 18.00 W on 18.02.1941 (all dead)
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: Edwy R. Brown
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 10.455 tons
Completed: 1938 - Cantiere Riuniti dell´Adriatico, Monfalcone
Owner: Oriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong
Date of attack: 17 Feb, 1941
Fate: Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position: 61N, 18W - Grid AL 2299
- See location on a map -
Complement: 50 (50 dead - no survivors)
Convoy: HX-107 (straggler)
Route: Aruba - Halifax - Liverpool
Cargo: Clean petroleum products
Notes on loss: At 06.33 hours on 17 Feb, 1941, the Edwy R. Brown (Master Andrew Chalmers),
a straggler from convoy HX-107, was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 southeast of Iceland.
The master, 47 crew members and two gunners were lost.