British Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1926 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Bermuda & West Indies SS Co, Hamilton, Bermuda|
|Date of attack||1 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||55.57N, 10.08W - Grid AM 5162|
|Complement||290 (207 dead and 83 survivors).|
|Route||St.Johns - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||175 passengers and 3049 tons of general cargo, including aluminium, motor trucks and shells|
|History||Completed in June 1926 |
|Notes on loss|
At 00.27 hours on 1 May, 1941, the Nerissa (Master Gilbert Radcliffe Watson), a straggler from convoy HX-121, was torpedoed and sunk by U-552 southeast of Rockall. The master, 82 crew members and 124 passengers were lost. 23 crew members, six gunners, three stowaways and 51 passengers were picked up by HMS Veteran (D 72) (Cdr W.T. Couchman, OBE, RN), transferred to HMS Kingcup (K 33) (LtCdr R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR) and landed at Londonderry.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 300 people who were on this vessel|
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