British Motor merchant
|Completed||1934 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)|
|Position||45° 49'N, 34° 29'W - Grid BD 4983|
|Complement||105 (8 dead and 97 survivors).|
|Route||Auckland - Colon (17 Jun) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||12,933 tons of foodstuffs, including 5500 tons of butter, beef and tea and 2100 bags of mail|
|History||Completed in August 1934 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.10 hours on 29 June 1942 the unescorted Waiwera (Master Cyril Maurice Andrews) was torpedoed and sunk by U-754 about 400 miles north-northwest of the Azores. Seven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 71 crew members, six gunners and 20 passengers (military personnel) were picked up by Oregon Express and landed at New York.
The master Cyril Maurice Andrews and the chief officer Eric Arnold Hickling were both awarded the OBE and the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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