British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||20° 51'N, 20° 32'W - Grid DT 9352|
|Complement||66 (4 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Kakinada - Durban - Freetown - Oban|
|Cargo||6456 tons of groundnuts, 997 tons of groundnut cake and 743 tons of manganese ingots|
|Notes on event|
Between 05.47 and 06.08 hours on 8 March 1941,U-124 fired six single torpedoes at convoy SL-67 north of the Cape Verde Islands and observed four ships going down. Schulz reported five ships with about 33.000 tons sunk and another ship damaged. In fact four ships were sunk in the attack, the Nardana, Hindpool, Tielbank and Lahore.
Four crew members from the Tielbank (Master William Broome) were lost. The master, 59 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Forester (H 74) (LtCdr E.B. Tancock, DSC) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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