British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||20° 51'N, 20° 32'W - Grid DT 9352|
|Complement||82 (0 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Freetown (1 Mar) - London|
|Cargo||General cargo, including 1120 tons of timber, tea, pig-iron and mail|
|Notes on event|
Between 05.47 and 06.08 hours on 8 March 1941,U-124 fired six single torpedoes at the convoy SL-67 north of the Cape Verde Islands and observed four ships going down. Schulz reported five ships with about 33.000 tons sunk and another ship damaged. In fact four ships were sunk in the attack, the Nardana, Hindpool, Tielbank and Lahore.
The Lahore (Master Geoffrey Scott Stable) caught fire, was abandoned the next day and sank in 21°03N/20°38W. The master and 81 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Forester (H 74) (LtCdr E.B. Tancock DSC) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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