British Motor tanker
|Completed||1936 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel|
|Owner||United Africa Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-65 (Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen)|
|Position||08.21N, 16.12W - Grid ET 2821|
|Complement||36 (1 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Freetown|
|History||Completed in September 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.02 hours on 18 Nov, 1940, the unescorted Congonian (Master George Washington Irvin) was hit in the engine room by one stern torpedo from U-65 west-southwest of Freetown and sank after being hit aft by a coup de grâce at 18.12 hours. One crew member was lost. The master and 34 crew members were picked up by HMS Devonshire (39) (Capt R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN) and landed at Freetown on 29 November.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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