British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 00'N, 13° 10'W - Grid AM 4568|
|Complement||39 (13 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||Savannah, Georgia - Sydney (9 Nov) - London|
|Cargo||5161 tons of timber, 2248 tons of steel and 740 tons of general cargo and turpentine|
|History||Completed in November 1935 for Calpean Shipping Co Ltd, Gibraltar. 1937 transferred to Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.18 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Justitia (Master David L. Davies) in convoy SC-11 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-100 and sank about 160 miles west of Bloody Foreland, Co. Donegal. The master and 12 crew members were lost. 25 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.