Egyptian Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - J. Blumer & Co Ltd, North Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Albert Klat, Alexandria|
|Date of attack||29 Jan 1941||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 1988|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Hampton Roads (3 Dec) - Halifax (12 Jan) - Liverpool - Dublin|
|History||Completed in March 1915 as British Arranmoor for Moor Line Ltd (W. Runciman & Co), London. 1920 renamed Arranmead for Edwards, Sons & Co. 1922 returned to previous owner and renamed Middlemoor. 1936 sold to Egypt and renamed Sesostris. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.15 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the Sesostris was hit near the bridge by a stern torpedo from U-106 and sank by the bow within ten minutes. The U-boat had spotted two stragglers from convoy SC-19 and a destroyer at 05.50 hours and missed the Sesostris with a first torpedo at 06.07 hours. After that, the ship successfully prevented several attack runs by hard turning and firing flares.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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