British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Asiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||6 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)|
|Position||33.01N, 21.32E - Grid CO 5721|
|Complement||328 (1 dead and 327 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria (3 Jul) - Sicily|
|Cargo||230 troops and 2000 tons of military stores, including trucks and invasion barges|
|Notes on event|
At 10.05 hours on 6 Jul, 1943, the Shahjehan (Master Bertram E. Brewin) in convoy MWS-36 was torpedoed and damaged by U-453 northeast of Benghazi, Cyrenaica. The ship was taken in tow but sank the next day in 32°55N/21°10E. One service personnel was lost. The master, 77 crew members, 20 gunners and 229 troops (military, naval and RAF personnel) were picked up by HMS St. Monance (W 63) (Skipper J. Inglish) and the British river gunboat HMS Aphis (T 57) (LtCdr F.Y. Bethell) and landed at Benghazi.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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