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Baron Pentland

Post by Vegaskip » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:45 am

Baron Pentland
BARON PENTLAND SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,410 tons built in 1927. On the 19th September 1941 when on route from St John (n.B.) for Hartlepool In Convoy SC-42 as a straggler and carrying a cargo of 1,512 standards lumber she was torpedoed by German submarine U-652. The BARON PENTLAND (Master Alexander Bleasby Campbell) remained afloat due her load of timber despite of a broken back and was torpedoed and sunk by U-372 at 14.33 hours on 19 September. Two crew members were lost. The master, 30 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by HMCS Orillia (k 119) (LtCdr W. Edward S. Briggs) of the 24th Escort Group and landed at Reykjavik. 2 crew lost from a total of 41. A bit of artistic license here, I think the ship had sunk before the crew were rescued but I wanted to show both ships.
W/C 15” X 11”
Jim
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