French Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Cie de Navigation d’Orbigny, La Rochelle|
|Date of attack||22 Nov 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wilhelm Ambrosius)|
|Position||45.40N, 04.50W - Grid BF 5887|
|Complement||41 (16 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||Steel bars, sheets, section hoops and paper|
|History||Completed in October 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.05 hours on 22 Nov, 1939, the Arijon in convoy 14-BS was hit forward of amidships by one torpedo from U-43 and sank within a few minutes in the Bay of Biscay. 14 crew members and two gunners were lost. The survivors were rescued by the French armed trawler Cap Nord.
|On board||We have details of 16 people who were on board.|
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