British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||27 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (GŁnter Hessler)|
|Position||09.13N, 15.09W - Grid ET 2693|
|Complement||100 (0 dead and 100 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Freetown - Beira|
|Cargo||3500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1926 |
|Notes on loss|
At 01.01 hours on 27 May 1941, the Colonial (Master Joseph Devereaux), dispersed from convoy OB-318, was hit by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after a coup de gr‚ce at 01.46 hours about 200 miles west-northwest of Freetown. The master, the convoy commodore (Rear Admiral W.B. Mackenzie, RN), 88 crew members, six naval staff members and four gunners were picked up by the British target ship HMS Centurion (I 50) (LtCdr R.W. Wainwright) and landed at Freetown.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 2 people who were on this vessel|
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