British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - S.P. Austin & Son Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||9 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)|
|Position||56° 37'N, 9° 00'W - Grid AM 0294|
|Complement||38 (6 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Trinidad - Sydney - Methil - London|
|Cargo||3500 tons of pitch|
|History||Laid down as War Almond for The Shipping Controller, completed in August 1919 as Mardinian for Ellerman Lines Ltd, London. 1937 transferred to Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.47 hours on 9 Sep 1940 the Mardinian (Master Joseph Every) in convoy SC-2 was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-28 and sank after 30 minutes about 100 miles north-northwest of Bloody Foreland. Six crew members were lost. The master 19 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS St. Apollo and landed at Belfast. Ten crew members landed at Leverburgh, South Uist and one crew member was rescued by HMS Aurania (F 28) (A/Capt I.W. Whitehorn).
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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