British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||4 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Reinhard Hardegen)|
|Position||25° 33'N, 28° 23'W - Grid DS 3622|
|Complement||76 (1 dead and 75 survivors).|
|Route||London - Capetown - Beira|
|Cargo||5300 tons of general cargo and 10 aircraft|
|History||Completed in June 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.55 hours on 4 July 1941 the Auditor (Master Edwin Bennett), dispersed on 28 June in 48°17N/20°40W from convoy OB-337, was hit by one torpedo from U-123 and sank about 600 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. One gunner was lost. The master and 50 crew members landed at St. Michael Island, Azores and 20 crew members and four gunners landed at Taffalal Bay, San Antonio Island, Cape Verde Islands and were brought to Bathurst by HMS Gorleston (Y 92) (Cdr R.W. Keymer, RN).
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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