British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-110 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||61° 20'N, 17° 00'W - Grid AE 7959|
|Complement||57 (36 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba (12 Feb) - Bermuda (27 Feb) - Coryton|
|Cargo||Oil products, including pool spirit and benzine|
|History||Completed in March 1937
Broken up at Rosyth in October 1959.
|Notes on event|
Between 00.18 and 00.22 hours on 16 March 1941, U-110 fired three torpedoes at ships in the convoy HX-112 and reported one tanker sunk and a possible hit on a steamer. In fact, the Erodona in station #11 was hit by a torpedo and exploded when the cargo in tank #4 caught fire. 34 crew members and two gunners were lost. The surviving crew members had to abandon ship but the tanker did not sink.
After the fire burnt out the Erodona was taken in tow by HMS Thames to Edisvik near Reykjavik, arriving on 30 March. Due to the extensive damages the temporary repairs lasted until August 1942, when she was towed to Blyth to be fitted with a complete new stern section. The tanker returned to service in February 1944.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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