British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||56° 46'N, 21° 15'W - Grid AL 2966|
|Complement||39 (2 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - River Plate|
|Cargo||5700 tons of general cargo, including coal|
|Notes on event|
At 00.07 hours on 18 Sep 1940 the Marina (Master Richard Townshend Payne) in convoy OB-213 was hit by one torpedo from U-48 and sank within 20 minutes 253 miles west-southwest of Rockall. Two crew members were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Hurricane (H 06) (LtCdr H.C. Simms) and landed at Gourock. The master and 16 crew members were picked up after eight days by the British merchant Carlingford and landed at Londonderry.
The master, Richard Townshend Payne, was awared the George Medal and the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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