British Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-653 (Gerhard Feiler)|
|Position||37° 24'N, 65° 38'W - Grid CB 7233|
|Complement||61 (0 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Newcastle, NSW - Panama - Liverpool|
|Cargo||6590 tons of wheat, 97 tons of tungsten and wool|
|History||Completed in April 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.01 hours on 17 May 1942 the unescorted Peisander (Master Agnus Shaw) was hit by two torpedoes from U-653 and sank at 19.45 hours about 350 miles southeast of Nantucket Island after a coup de grâce at 19.28 hours had hit the ship. The master, 57 crew members and three gunners were picked up by USCGC General Greene (WPC 140) and landed at Newport, Rhode Island.
|On board||We have details of 61 people who were on board.|
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