British Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-510 (Karl Neitzel)|
|Position||7° 24'N, 52° 11'W - Grid EP 4168|
|Complement||60 (29 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Aden - Capetown - Bahia - Trinidad - Macoris, Cuba|
|History||Completed in September 1921 as Malia for T. & J. Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool. 1927 renamed Daga for British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co (P.Henderson & Co), Glasgow. 1934 renamed Kelvinbank for Andrew Weir & Co, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.06, 03.07 and 03.10 hours on 9 March 1943, U-510 fired torpedoes at the convoy BT-6 about 200 miles northeast of Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana and reported four ships sunk. In fact, Kelvinbank was sunk and George G. Meade, Tabitha Brown and Joseph Rodman Drake were damaged.
28 crew members and one gunner from the Kelvinbank (Master Robert Charles Loraine) were lost. The master, 23 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the George G. Meade and landed at Paramaribo.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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