British Steam merchant
|Completed||1932 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Jamaica Banana Producer´s SS Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||31 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||56.26N, 08.30W - Grid AM 5226|
|Complement||54 (7 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Kingston, Jamaica - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||2179 tons of fruit, including bananas|
|Notes on event|
At 01.38 hours on 31 Jul, 1940, the unescorted Jamaica Progress (Master Alfred McColm) was torpedoed by U-99 40 miles southwest of Barra Head. The ship was sunk by a coup de grâce at 02.44 hours. Six crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 24 crew members, one gunner and four passengers were picked up by the British trawler Newland and landed at Fleetwood. The chief officer and 16 crew members landed at Barra, Hebrides.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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