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Oriental Tankers Ltd. (Standard Transp. Co. Ltd.), Hong Kong
Edwy R. Brown - (1938-1941)
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( All photos thanks to the Fam. Bob Purvis )
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Presumed to be the oil tanker "Edwy R. Brown" loading at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1940.
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1940 convoy duty in the Atlantic: captioned "a head sea".
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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
sunk by U-103 at 06.33 hours on 17 Feb, 1941 when a straggler to convoy HX-107. The master, 47 crew and 2 gunners dead - no survivors.
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1940: Convoy duty ~ the "Edwy R. Brown" at anchorage Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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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"
IDNo:
1166409
Year:
1938
Name:
EDWY R. BROWN
Launch Date:
15.01.1938
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
03.1938
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

DWT:
Yard No:
1199
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
149.4
Country of build:
ITA
Beam:
21.3
Builder:
Riuniti Adriatico
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Monfalcone
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-12

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk by U 103 at 61.00 N / 18.00 W on 18.02.1941 (all dead)

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
166409
1166409
1938
EDWY R. BROWN
10455
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Oriental Tankers

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
Homeport: London
Date of attack: 17 Feb, 1941
Nationality: British
Fate: Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position: 61N, 18W - Grid AL 2299
- See location on a map -
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Complement: 50 (50 dead - no survivors)
Convoy: HX-107 (straggler)
Route: Aruba - Halifax - Liverpool
Cargo: Clean petroleum products
History:
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.