Thomas Walton


The steamer Thomas Walton was built in West Hartlepool and launched in 1917. Under a journey from Narvik to Talbot with iron ore and a crew of 44 men, she was torpedoed by the German uboat U-38 under command of Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Liebe 7.December 1939. She broke in two and went down west of Engelvær and southwest of Engeløy in Lofoten. 13 men of her crew perished. The wreck of Thomas Walton has not yet been found.

Former names:
Thomas Walton
Anglesea,Portgwarra 115,9 x 15,9 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4460 grt West Hartlepool ( UK ) 1917 Newcastle ( UK )

Official position: 67° 52'N, 14° 28'E
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Picture: Thomas Walton
Charlie Adamson