Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||26 Feb 1941||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||55° 50'N, 14° 20'W - Grid AM 4236|
|Complement||46 (6 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Freetown - Matadi|
|Cargo||General cargo and ammunition|
|History||Completed in November 1918 as British fleet oiler War Hunter for The Shipping Controller, managed by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co, London. 1919 sold to Belgium, converted to a steam merchant and renamed Trevier for Lloyd Royal Belge SA, Antwerp. 1926 renamed Kasongo for Compagnie Africaine de Navigation SA, Antwerp. 1930 sold to Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp. |
|Notes on event|
Six men from the Kasongo (Master Emile Mathieu) were lost. The ship carried 44 crew members and two gunners. The survivors were picked up by HMS Campanula (K 18) (LtCdr R.V.E. Case, DSC, RNR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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