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 (41 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 two gunners were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMCS Collingwood (K 180) (Lt W. Woods, RCNR) and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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