. Dear Bruce, Thank you for your reply. I do have a photo of the ship and I will try to send it to you, not conversant with the workings of your site so I hope you understand, have a lot of material concerning the Resource, I am trying to find your E-Mail address at the moment, and how to send to you, may be you could get my pea brain into gear.b.robinson460 said:My brother was on the tanker British Resource sunk in 42, 6 survived inc captain, not my brother though, torpedoed U46, Jochen Mhour, Capitan
Hi Rick. I empathise with that. My Grandfather was only loss of life on the British Captain when she hit and was sunk by a mine off the Sussex coast 2nd December 1941. My Man was only a toddler at the time. I believe the loss of her father at such a young age still affects her now.Hi, I'm new to this but reading this I just had to mention that my Dad Peter Manaley (Dec) lost his two brothers on the British Resource , Charlie Manaley aged 15 and Hugh Manaley aged 17. My mum said that my dad was 8 years old at the time and it was on his mind all his life. Oh so very young they were. RIP. Regards Rick Manaley.
Hi Ian,Extracted from my book, Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War.
BRITISH RESOURCE (Captain J. Kennedy). Bound for the UK via Halifax, from Curaçao, and sailing independently when torpedoed by U.124 (Kptlt. Johann Mohr) at 9.18pm on 14 March, 1942. Sunk by a second torpedo fired at 9.33pm, in position 36º04´N 65º38´W. Forty-five died. Four picked up by the corvette HMS Clarkia (LtCdr. F.J.G. Jones) and landed at Hamilton, Bermuda.
Extracted from my Kindle book, Mined Coasts.Hi Ian,
Do you have anything further on the British Captain have got co ordinates of wreck.?
OK Guys, See Highs posts above. Can anyone point me in the direction of info on these ships at all.Hi Kev,
He has a medal file held at Kew in piece BT 395/1/11405 that can be downloaded for £3.45. He has two cards in the Fourth Register of Seamen. Looks like he first went to sea in 1930.
WW2 ships were BRITISH CORPORAL in 1939, BRITISH FAITH in 1940 and BRITISH CAPTAIN in 1941.
If you would like the two record cards send me your email address by private message and I will forward them on to you.