Convoy SC 67

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Convoy SC.67
Part of World War II
Date 30 January – 15 February 1942
Location North Atlantic
Belligerents
War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg Germany Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Admiral Karl Dönitz Capt E Rees DSC RD RNR
Strength
28 merchant ships
13 escorts
Casualties and losses
1 ship sunk

Convoy SC 67 was the 67th of the numbered series of World War II Slow Convoys of merchant ships from Sydney, Cape Breton Island to Liverpool.[1] The convoy left Halifax on 30 January 1942 and picked up a tran-Atlantic escort in Newfoundland. This marked the start of the allied end-to-end convoy escort system, which remained in effect until the end of the war. The convoy was found by U-591 on 10 February, and attacked by U-136 of 6th U-boat Flotilla, operating out of St Nazaire. Surviving ships reached Liverpool on 15 February.[2]

Ships in the convoy[3][edit]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
Atlanticos (1919)  Greece 5,446
Belgique (1902)  Belgium 4,606
Biafra (1933)  United Kingdom 5,405 Capt E Rees DSC RD RNR (Commodore)
Brynymor (1936)  United Kingdom 4,771
HMCS Chilliwack (K131)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 30 Jan – 11 Feb
Corvette
Clunepark (1928)  United Kingdom 3,491
HMCS Dauphin (K157)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 02 Feb – 12 Feb
Corvette
HMCS Dunvegan (K177)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 30 Jan – 02 Feb
Corvette
Empire Beaver (1919)  United Kingdom 6,036 Returned
Empire Leopard (1917)  United Kingdom 5,676
Empire Livingstone (1941)  United Kingdom 6,997
Empire Zephyr (1941)  United Kingdom 6,327
HMS Gentian (K90)  Royal Navy Escort 11 Feb – 14 Feb
Corvette
Graiglas (1940)  United Kingdom 4,312 Vice Commodore
Hallanger (1928)  Norway 9,551
HMCS Hamilton (I24)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 30 Jan – 02 Feb
Destroyer
Heina (1925)  Norway 4,028 Sunk by U-136.[4] There were no dead
HMS Honeysuckle (K27)  Royal Navy Escort 11 Feb – 15 Feb
Corvette
Lagarfoss (1904)  Iceland 1,211 Oban
HMCS Lethbridge (K160)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 08 Feb – 11 Feb
Corvette
Loriga (1919)  United Kingdom 6,665
HMCS Louisburg (K143)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 02 Feb – 11 Feb
Corvette
Mana (1920)  Honduras 3,283 Returned
Montreal City (1920)  United Kingdom 3,066
Mount Taurus (1920)  Greece 6,696
HMCS Nipigon (J154)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 30 Jan – 02 Feb
Minesweeper
Ozark (1919)  United States 2,689 Iceland
Penolver (1912)  United Kingdom 3,721
Ruth I  Norway 3,531
HMCS Saskatoon (K158)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 30 Jan – 02 Feb
Corvette
HMCS Shediac (K110)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 02 Feb – 11 Feb
Corvette
Sirehei (1907)  Norway 3,888
Spero (1919)  Norway 3,619 Returned
HMCS Spikenard (K198)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 02 Feb – 10 Feb
Corvette
HNoMS St. Albans  Royal Norwegian Navy Escort 11 Feb – 13 Feb
Destroyer
Stone Street (1922)  Panama 6,131
Stornest (1921)  United Kingdom 4,265
Tintagel (1923)  United States 2,972 Collision. Towed to St John’s by Rescue Tug HMS Prudent
Titanian (1924)  Norway 4,880
Tore Jarl (1920)  Norway 1,514 Put Back
Wisla (1928)  Poland 3,106

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hague, pp.133
  2. ^ Rohwer & Hummelchen, p.119
  3. ^ "Convoy SC.67". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Heina – Norwegian Motor merchant". www.ubaot.net. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hague, Arnold (2000). The Allied Convoy System 1939–1945. ISBN 1-86176-147-3. 
  • Rohwer, J. and Hummelchen, G. (1992). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939–1945. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-105-X. 

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