Egyptian Steam merchant
|Completed||1903 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Albert Klat, Alexandria|
|Date of attack||25 May 1941||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||06.00N, 12.00W - Grid ET 6937|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Vizagapatam - Barry Roads|
|Cargo||1100 tons of iron ore, 2915 tons of groundnuts and 996 tons of groundnut cake|
|History||Completed in September 1903 as Dumbarton for SS Dumbarton Co Ltd (H. MacLean), Glasgow. 1907 renamed Overdale for SS Overdale Co Ltd (Babtie & Co), Glasgow. 1926 renamed Winslow for Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, London. 1930 sold to Belgium and renamed Fernand Colignon for Armement Colignon SA, Antwerp. 1932 sold to Egypt and renamed Radames for Albert Klat, Alexandria. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.31 hours on 25 May, 1941, the unescorted Radames was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-103 after being chased for about five hours and sank slowly by the stern about 80 miles from Monrovia, Liberia.
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