British Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||United Baltic Co, London|
|Date of attack||27 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||59° 56'N, 30° 35'W - Grid AK 2432|
|Complement||49 (43 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax (16 Jun) - Cardiff|
|Cargo||3698 tons of metal, 2143 tons of wheat and 413 tons of TNT|
|History||Completed in July 1921 as Malaya for A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen. In July 1940 seized by Britain at Freetown and renamed Malaya II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 01.55 hours on 27 June 1941, U-564 (Suhren) fired three single torpedoes in one minute intervals at the convoy HX-133 east of Cape Farewell and observed three hits. The Maasdam and Malaya II were sunk and the Kongsgaard was damaged.
The Malaya II (Master Vilhelm Kragelund) in station #91 was hit by one torpedo in hold #2 and disintegrated when the cargo of dynamite exploded. The master, 38 crew members and four gunners were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMCS Collingwood (K 180) (T/Lt W. Woods, RCNR) and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 42 people who were on board.|
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