British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||15 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-582 (Werner Schulte)|
|Position||23° 48'N, 21° 51'W - Grid DT 6153|
|Complement||59 (59 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - Durban - Karachi|
|Cargo||Stores and vehicles|
|History||Launched as motor passenger ship Magnava, completed as Domala (8441 tons) for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
On 2 Mar 1940, the Domala was bombed by a German aircraft, set on fire and beached in Solent. She was rebuilt as steam merchant Empire Attendant for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on event|
At 03.30 hours on 15 July 1942 the Empire Attendant (Master Thomas Grundy), dispersed from convoy OS-33, was torpedoed and sunk by U-582 south of the Canary Islands. The master, 49 crew members and nine gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 59 people who were on board.|
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