British Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten)|
|Position||4° 10'N, 8° 00'W - Grid EU 8513|
|Complement||39 (1 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Capetown (5 Mar) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||6000 tons of palm kernels, 600 tons of castor seed and 900 tons of pig iron|
|History||Prince Line Ltd |
|Notes on event|
At 13.26 hours on 17 March 1942 the unescorted Scottish Prince (Master William Raymond Milner Hill) was hit amidships by one of two torpedoes from U-68 about 180 miles west of Takoradi. The ship caught fire and sank slowly after being shelled by the U-boat. One crew member was lost. The master, 34 crew members and three gunners were made landfall at Cape Palmas, Ivory Coast and were brought to Freetown by HMCS Weyburn (K 173) (Lt Thomas M.W. Golby).
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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