Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage815 tons
Completed1920 - London & Montrose Shipbuilding Co, Montrose 
OwnerElder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack1 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-125 (Ulrich Folkers)
Position5° 00'N, 1° 00'W - Grid EV 8123
Complement37 (33 dead and 4 survivors).
RoutePort Harcourt - Takoradi 
History Completed in December 1920 as Marion Merrett for D.R. Llewellyn, Merrett & Price Ltd, Cardiff. 1924 renamed Kirkwynd for McIntyre, Inglis & Co Ltd, Glasgow. 1926 renamed Smerdis for J. & P. Hutchison Ltd, Glasgow. 1934 renamed Ilorin for Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 
Notes on event

At 22.06 hours on 1 Sep 1942 the unescorted Ilorin (Master Charles Lewis Bott) was hit just abaft the bridge by one torpedo from U-125 and sank with a list to port after 3 minutes off Legu, Gold Coast. The Germans did not find any lifeboats or survivors at the sinking position. The master and 32 crew members were lost. Four crew members were saved.

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