British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||16° 27'N, 21° 15'W - Grid EJ 3852|
|Complement||39 (39 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Pepel (7 Mar) - Freetown (13 Mar) - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||6450 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in June 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.18 hours on 18 March 1941 the unescorted Medjerda (Master Charles Edward Banks), a straggler from convoy SL-68, was hit on the starboard side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-105 and sank immediately after breaking in two within 30 seconds about 90 miles east of the Cape Verde Islands. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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