British Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)|
|Position||10° 30'N, 59° 50'W - Grid EE 7758|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Port Elizabeth (15 Oct) - Trinidad - UK|
|Cargo||5200 tons of general cargo and cotton|
|History||Completed in May 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.19 hours on 15 Nov 1942 the unescorted King Arthur (Master Angus MacNeil) was hit by two torpedoes from U-67 west of Trinidad. The U-boat fired three coups de grâce, the first at 05.27 hours missed, the second at 05.39 hours hit in the stern and the third at 05.47 hours hit amidships. The vessel capsized to port and sank at 05.51 hours. The master, 32 crew members and seven gunners were rescued by an American patrol ship and landed at Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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