Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||15 Feb 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-50 (Max-Hermann Bauer)|
|Position||57° 09'N, 12° 00'W - Grid AM 2914|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Santos (18 Jan) - Madeira (7 Feb) - Copenhagen|
|History||Completed in November 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.07 hours on 15 Feb 1940 the unescorted and neutral Maryland was hit by one torpedo from U-50, broke in two and sank within seven minutes. A first torpedo fired at 01.54 hours had detonated prematurely. The ship was reported missing after sending her position the last time on 9 February, only a wrecked lifeboat was later found at North Uist.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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