British Motor merchant
|Completed||1923 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-81 (Friedrich Guggenberger)|
|Position||61° 40'N, 40° 30'W - Grid AD 6835|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Three Rivers - Sydney (30 Aug) - Sharpness|
|Cargo||4527 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in April 1923 as Danish Sally Mærsk for A.P. Møller, Copenhagen. 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 07.28 hours on 10 Sep 1941, U-81 fired two torpedoes at convoy SC-42 east-northeast of Cape Farewell and observed a ship sinking after two hits. At 07.29 hours, another spread of two torpedoes was fired and two detonations were heard, but at the time visibility was bad. At 07.53 hours, the stern torpedo was fired that hit but was probably a dud. Guggenberger reported one ship certain and two others probably sunk, but from Allied reports only the sinking of Sally Mærsk (Master J.K. Lindberg) is confirmed. The master, 28 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (LtCdr R. Jackson, RCNVR) and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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