The Broompark was one of the nine ships lost by J. and J. Denholm Ltd. The following is extracted from SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
BROOMPARK (Captain J.L. Sinclair). Bound for New York from the Tyne, sailed in Convoy ON.113 which left Liverpool on 17 July, 1942. Torpedoed and damaged by U.552 (Kptlt. Erich Topp) shortly before 4am on the 25th, in position 49º02´N 40º26´W. Sank at 6am on the 28th when being towed to St. John’s, NF, by the tug USS Cherokee. Four died. Forty-five picked up by the corvette HMCS Brandon (Lt. J.C. Littler) and landed at St. John’s. For details of other ships sunk in Convoy ON.113, see under Empire Rainbow, ROPNER SHIPPING CO.
IAN M MALCOLM