British Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Adellen Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||49° 20'N, 38° 15'W - Grid BD 1455|
|Complement||48 (36 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Newport, Mon. - Belfast Lough - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in December 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.03 hours on 22 February 1942 U-155 fired three torpedoes at convoy ONS-67 south of Cape Farewell and heard three detonations. Piening observed no effects after one detonation, but saw explosions on two other ships. He claimed two ships with 15,000 grt sunk and another with 7000 grt damaged, but in fact only the Adellen and Sama were hit and sunk.
29 crew members and seven gunners from the Adellen (Master John Brown) were lost. The master, nine crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Algoma (K 127) (Lt J. Harding, RCNR), transferred to the British rescue ship Toward (Master Arthur James Knell, DSC, MBE) and landed at Halifax on 1 March.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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