British Steam merchant
|Completed||1904 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ohlson, Johnston & Co Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||27 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||50° 15'N, 17° 27'W - Grid BE 2378|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Glasgow|
|Cargo||Part cargo of 400 tons of general, including scrap and cork|
|History||Completed in March 1904 as Atlantic for W.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull. 1939 sold to Finland and renamed Margareta for Paul Eklöf, Helsinki. 1940 seized by Britain at Gibraltar and transferred to Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 23.03 hours on 27 Sep 1941, U-201 fired two G7e torpedoes from a distance of 3500 meters at two ships in convoy HG-73 southwest of Cape Clear and observed one ship breaking in two after being hit, sinking within one minute and another sinking by the stern. However, only the Margareta (Master Holger Pihlgren) in station #42 was hit and sunk. The master and 33 crew members were picked up by HMS Hibiscus (K 24) (LtCdr C.G. Cuthbertson, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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