British Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||7 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-118 (Werner Czygan)|
|Position||35.58N, 05.59W - Grid CG 9585|
|Complement||80 (32 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Algiers - Gibraltar - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including sardines and tartar|
|History||Completed in May 1930 |
|Notes on event|
The Mary Slessor (Master Charles Herbert Sweeney) later sank in 35°55N/06°02W in the Strait of Gibraltar. 28 crew members, two gunners and two passengers (military personnel) were lost. The master, 32 crew members, 12 gunners and three passengers were picked up by HMS Landguard (Y 56) (LtCdr T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RD, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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