British Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)|
|Position||38° 12'N, 26° 22'W - Grid CE 6837|
|Complement||64 (0 dead and 64 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||1030 tons of chemicals and mail|
|History||Completed in June 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.28 hours on 22 Feb 1943 the unescorted Roxburgh Castle (Master George Henry Mayhew) was hit by one of three torpedoes from U-107 after being chased for five hours between the islands of Terceira and Saõ Miguel in the Azores. She sank by the bow after a coup de grâce hit at 09.12 hours. The survivors were questioned by the Germans before they left the area. The master, 55 crew members and eight gunners landed at Ponta Delgada, Azores and were taken to Lisbon by the Portuguese steam passenger ship Serpa Pino.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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