British Motor merchant
|Completed||1927 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||6 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||08.43N, 17.13W - Grid ET 2485|
|Complement||47 (8 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Opobo, Nigeria|
|Cargo||3248 tons of general cargo and 868 tons of government stores|
|History||Completed in August 1927 |
|Notes on loss|
At 17.17 hours on 6 May 1941, the Dunkwa (Master John William Andrew), dispersed from convoy OB-310, was hit aft by one stern torpedo from U-103 and sank within 8 minutes 216 miles west-northwest of Freetown. Five crew members and three gunners were lost. The Germans noticed that the 39 survivors were in only one overcrowded lifeboat, so they righted a swamped lifeboat and provided water to the survivors. The master, 37 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the Polydorus and landed at Oban.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 9 people who were on this vessel|
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