British Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Neill & Pandelis Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)|
|Position||52° 20'N, 45° 40'W - Grid AJ 8673|
|Complement||59 (32 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||New York (24 Oct) - Sydney (29 Oct) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||7167 tons of general cargo, including explosives|
|History||Completed in June 1912 as Port Lincoln for Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd (W. Milburn & Co), London. 1927 renamed Cambrian Baroness for William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (R.J. Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1930 renamed Clan Graham for The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London. 1938 renamed Maritima for Neill & Pandelis Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.07 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-522 fired four torpedoes at the convoy SC-107 about 500 miles northeast of St. Johns and observed hits on four ships. However, only Maritima and Mount Pelion were hit and sunk.
The master, 28 crew members and three gunners from the Maritima (Master Arthur George Phelps-Mead) were lost, because the ship sank within four minutes. 22 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMCS Arvida (K 113) (T/Lt A.I. MacKay, RCNR) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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