British Motor merchant
|Completed||1931 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||20° 41'N, 21° 00'W - Grid DT 9252|
|Complement||74 (5 dead and 69 survivors).|
|Route||Port Pirie, South Australia (28 Jan) - Freetown - Avonmouth - Swansea|
|Cargo||7629 tons of general cargo, including 2697 tons of wheat and 3026 tons of zinc concentrates|
|History||Completed in January 1931 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.46 hours on 11 March 1941 the unescorted Memnon (Master John Parry Williams) was hit by one torpedo from U-106 about 200 miles west of Cape Blanco, French West Africa and sank by the stern 15 minutes later following a second hit at 15.47 hours. Three crew members and two passengers (RAF personnel) were lost. The master and 21 survivors landed at Yoff near Dakar on 21 March and were detained by the Vichy French authorities, were later released and went to Bathurst. The remaining survivors landed at Bathurst on 24 March, one of these lifeboats with 24 survivors had been found by the German battleship Gneisenau, which took three passengers and one gunner as prisoners on board.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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