Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,380 tons
Completed1924 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerF.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack18 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position17° 00'N, 21° 00'W - Grid EJ 3856
Complement54 (54 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySL-68 (straggler)
RoutePepel (7 Mar) - Freetown (13 Mar) - Middlesbrough 
Cargo6450 tons of iron ore 
Notes on event

At 04.00 hours on 18 March 1941 the Medjerda (Master Charles Edward Banks), a straggler from convoy SL-68, was hit by one torpedo from U-105 north of the Cape Verde Islands, broke in two and sank within 30 seconds. The master, 51 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

Location of attack on Medjerda.

ship sunk.

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