British Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Adellen Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||49° 20'N, 38° 15'W - Grid BD 1455|
|Complement||48 (36 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Newport, Mon. - Belfast Lough - Trinidad|
|Notes on event|
At 07.03 hours, U-155 fired three torpedoes at the convoy ONS-67 south of Cape Farewell and heard three detonations. Piening observed no effects after one detonation, but saw explosions on two other ships. He claimed two ships with 15.000 tons sunk and another with 7000 tons damaged, but in fact only the Adellen and Sama were hit and sunk.
29 crew members and seven gunners from the Adellen (Master John Brown) were lost. The master, nine crew members and two gunners were picked up by the HMCS Algoma (K 127) (Lt J. Harding), transferred to the British rescue ship Toward (Master Arthur James Knell DSC MBE) and landed at Halifax on 1 March.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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