British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ben Line Steamers (William Thomson & Co), Leith|
|Date of attack||5 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-505 (Axel-Olaf Loewe)|
|Position||6° 05'N, 14° 15'W - Grid ET 6480|
|Complement||56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Durban - Freetown - Oban|
|Cargo||8539 tons of general cargo, including silver bullion, pig iron and rubber|
|Notes on event|
At 23.07 hours on 5 March 1942 the unescorted Benmohr (Master David Boag Anderson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-505 about 210 miles south-southwest of Freetown. The master, 51 crew members and four gunners were rescued by a British Sunderland flying boat (Sqdn. 95) and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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