British Steam tanker
|Completed||1936 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||United Africa Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Mar 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Gerhard Seehausen)|
|Position||05.07N, 04.47E - Grid EW 4789|
|Complement||47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Port Harcourt - Lagos - UK|
|Cargo||5380 tons of palm oil|
|History||Completed in November 1936 |
|Notes on event|
On 21 Mar, 1944, the unescorted Matadian (Master Cyril Gordon Silwyn Shorter) was torpedoed and sunk by U-66 southeast of Lagos. The master, 38 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British motor launch HMS ML-282 (SubLt D.R. Pearson), transferred to the British motor launch HMS ML-1016 and landed at Lagos.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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