British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||United Africa Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-167 (Kurt Sturm)|
|Position||25.41N, 15.43W - Grid DU 2529|
|Complement||46 (11 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Algiers - Gibraltar - Takoradi|
|History||Completed in September 1930 as Melmay for Melmay Shipping Co Ltd (T.L. Duff & Co), Glasgow. 1932 renamed Lagosian for United Africa Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 11.47 hours on 28 Mar, 1943, the Lagosian (Master George Washington Irvin) in convoy RS-3 was hit by one torpedo from U-167, broke in two and sank southeast of the Canary Islands. Eleven crew members were lost. The master, 24 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the British tug Empire Denis and landed at Bathurst.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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