British Motor merchant
|Completed||1923 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||2 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-553 (Karl Thurmann)|
|Position||40.14N, 66.01W - Grid CB 1895|
|Complement||71 (0 dead and 71 survivors).|
|Route||New York (29 May) - Capetown - Durban - Alexandria|
|Cargo||7000 tons of military stores|
|History||Completed in April 1923 as Ediba for Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 1929 renamed Mattawin for the same owner. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.18 hours on 2 Jun, 1942, the Mattawin (Master Charles Herbert Sweeny) was torpedoed by U-553 southeast of New York and sunk at 07.30 hours by a coup de grâce. The master, 31 crew members and 5 passengers (US military personnel) were picked up by the Torvanger and landed at Halifax. 20 crew members, seven gunners and seven passengers were rescued by USCGC General Greene (WPC 140) and landed at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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