British Catapult armed merchant
|Type:||Catapult armed merchant (CAM)|
|Completed||1941 - Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Headlam & Sons, Whitby|
|Date of attack||18 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-414 (Walther Huth)|
|Position||36° 37'N, 0° 46'E - Grid CH 8430|
|Complement||86 (5 dead and 81 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Milford Haven (4 May) - Algiers|
|Cargo||6500 tons of coal and 250 tons of lubricating oil|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
The master, 55 crew members, 12 gunners and 13 RAF personnel from the Empire Eve (Master Lawrence Zebedee Weatherill) were picked up by the British boom defence ship HMS Barfoil (Z 194) (Lt G.F. Williams) and a LCT and landed at Algiers. Five crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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