British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||9 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||42° 59'N, 31° 40'W - Grid CE 1344|
|Complement||77 (66 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Ellesmere Port - Capetown|
|Cargo||Military stores and 200 bags of mail|
|History||Completed in September 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.55 hours on 9 July 1941 the unescorted Designer (Master Donald Archibald McCallum), dispersed on 6 July from convoy OB-341 in 48°30N/26°30W, was hit in the foreship by one of two torpedoes from U-98 and sank after six minutes north-northwest of the Azores. The master, 61 crew members and four gunners were lost. On 10 July, ten crew members (lascars) and one gunner in one lifeboat were picked up by the Portuguese sailing ship Souta Princesca and landed at Leixoes.
|On board||We have details of 66 people who were on board.|
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