British Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||5 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||0° 45'N, 6° 27'W - Grid FF 2938|
|Complement||245 (0 dead and 245 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Freetown (1 Sep) - Capetown - Bombay - Colombo|
|Cargo||4000 tons of general cargo, including government stores and explosives|
|History||Completed in August 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.33 hours on 5 Sep 1942 the Myrmidon (Master Alexander Mann Caird) was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 southeast of Cape Palmas, while escorted by HMS Brilliant (H 84) (LtCdr A.G. Poe, RN) and the British boom defence vessel HMS Fernmoor (Z 208) (LtCdr C.J. Linder). The master, 105 crew members, ten gunners and 129 passengers were picked up by the destroyer and landed at Pointe Noire, French Congo.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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