British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||1 Sep 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-859 (Johann Jebsen)|
|Position||14.10N, 61.04E - Grid MQ 6249|
|Complement||101 (6 dead and 95 survivors).|
|Route||Colombo - Aden - Liverpool|
|Cargo||2700 tons of coconut oil, 2300 tons of tea, 2000 tons of copra and mail|
|History||Completed in September 1921|
In June 1942 the Troilus was the leading ship in the convoy Harpoon to Malta.
|Notes on event|
On 1 Sep, 1944, the unescorted Troilus (Master Evan Williams) was torpedoed and sunk by U-859 about 300 miles northeast of Socotra Island. Four crew members and two passengers were lost. The master, 66 crew members, 12 gunners and 16 passengers were picked up by HMS Nadder (K 392) (T/A/LtCdr P.E. Kitto, RNR) and HMS Taff (K 637) (Cdr G.A.G. Ormsby, DSO, DSC, RN) after being sighted by a Dutch Catalina aircraft (321 Sqdn RAF) and landed at Aden on 10 September.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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