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Hearts of Oak
Athel Line Ships
1 ship of this name
Built 1930 W. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow
Owner : Athel Line
Registered : Liverpool
475ft x 63ft 3ins x 35ft
709 nhp; Oil engines.
Twin screw; 11 knots
5th November 1940 ATHELEMPRESS escaped from the ADMIRAL SCHEER, due to the sacrifice of JERVIS BAY.
1942 29th April At 0152, the ATHELEMPRESS, dispersed from Convoy OS-25 (Southampton to Trinidad, in ballast) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-162 180 miles east of Barbados, position 13.21N 56.15W. Two crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 18 crew members landed at Gros Inlet Bay, St Lucia. The chief officer and 27 crew members were picked up by the Norwegian tanker ATLANTIC and landed at Trinidad.
The men who died 29th April 1942
DOMINEY, Fireman, CHARLES FRANK, Age 58.
Son of Henry and Barbara Dominey.
MIDDLETON, Second Radio Officer, SYDNEY HENRY CHARLES, Age 19.
Son of Sydney James and Agusta Gertrude Ellen Middleton,
of North Petherton, Somerset.
SULLIVAN, Able Seaman, JAMES RUSSELL, C/JX 191019.
H.M.S. President III. Royal Navy.
Lost in S.S. Athelempress. 29th April 1942. Age 21.
Son of Daniel Russell Sullivan and Anne Sullivan;
husband of Emily Florence Sullivan, of Walthamstow, Essex.
By kind permission of
Collection Raul Maya (Montevideo)