British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||53° 33'N, 3° 25'W - Grid AM 9324|
|Complement||64 (2 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Victoria, Cameroons - Garston|
|Cargo||1500 tons of bananas|
|History||Completed in February 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.05 hours on 9 February 1940 the Chagres (Master Hugh Roberts) struck a mine, laid on 6 January by U-30 and sank 5.5 miles bearing 270° from the Bar Light Vessel off Liverpool. Two crew members were lost. The master and 61 crew members were picked up by the HMS Loch Montreith (FY 135) (LtCdr F.R. Pope, RNR) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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