British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - H. & C. Grayson Ltd, Garston, Liverpool|
|Owner||MacAndrews & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||49° 10'N, 17° 40'W - Grid BE 2567|
|Complement||48 (13 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Bristol - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||1400 tons of general cargo and government stores|
|History||Completed in November 1919 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.06 hours on 19 Aug 1941, U-201 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the convoy OG-71 west-southwest of Fastnet Rock and observed two detonations on a tanker and two further detonations on two ships beyond her. Schnee claimed three ships sunk of 20.000 grt, but in fact the Ciscar and Aguila were sunk.
The master, 29 crew members and five gunners from the Ciscar (Master Edward Lenton Hughes) were picked up by Petrel and landed at Lisbon. Nine crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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