British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-588 (Victor Vogel)|
|Position||39° 00'N, 68° 00'W - Grid CB 4750|
|Complement||45 (1 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||New York (22 May) - Trinidad - Capetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||5500 tons of general cargo and military stores, including aircraft parts, tanks and explosives|
|History||Completed in December 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.03 hours on 23 May 1942 the unescorted Margot (Master Henry Bell Collins) was hit by one torpedo from U-588 southeast of Philadelphia. After 22.05 hours, the ship was attacked with gunfire until she sank at 00.20 hours on 24 May. One crew member was lost. The survivors were questioned by the Germans and a bottle of rum was given to them. The master, 38 crew members and five gunners were picked up four days later by the Swedish motor merchant Sagoland and landed at New York.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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