British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Smith, Hogg & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||18 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||57° 20'N, 20° 16'W - Grid AL 2881|
|Complement||31 (31 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||St. Johns - Sydney - Holyhead - Liverpool|
|Cargo||4600 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in June 1923 as Dutch Magdalena for NV A.C. Lensen´s Stoomvaart Mij, Terneuzen. 1932 transferred to British flag for Lensen Shipping Ltd (Cornelius A. Lensen), London. 1939 sold to Smith, Hogg & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.49 hours on 18 Sep 1940 the Magdalena (Master Frederick Allen), a straggler from convoy SC-3, was hit by one torpedo from U-48 south of Iceland and sank within ten minutes. The master, 29 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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