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Details for: Convoy HX107 - sinking of MV Edwy R Brown


Historical Data:
The MV Edwy R Brown (Master Andrew Chalmers) was a 10,455tn motor tanker. In February 1941 she carried a cargo of clean gasoline, kerosene and gas oil destined for Liverpool, Great Britain. By the night of the 17th/18th February her convoy (HX107) was just south of Iceland when it was intercepted by a wolf-pack of German U-Boats. A number of ships were sunk including the MV Edwy R Brown, which was torpedoed and sunk by U103 (captained by a top U-Boat ace, Victor Sch├╝tze). All 50 men on board died. There were no survivors


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1 person killed