Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,278 tons
Completed1930 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerAlfred Holt & Co, Liverpool 
Date of attack5 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)
Position0° 45'N, 6° 27'W - Grid FF 2938
Complement245 (0 dead and 245 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Freetown (1 Sep) - Capetown - Bombay - Colombo 
Cargo4000 tons of general cargo, including government stores and explosives 
History Completed in August 1930 
Notes on event

At 02.33 hours on 5 Sep 1942 the Myrmidon (Master Alexander Mann Caird) was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 southeast of Cape Palmas, while escorted by HMS Brilliant (H 84) (LtCdr A.G. Poe, RN) and the British boom defence vessel HMS Fernmoor (Z 208) (LtCdr C.J. Linder). The master, 105 crew members, ten gunners and 129 passengers were picked up by the destroyer and landed at Pointe Noire, French Congo.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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