British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - W. Harkess & Son Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||7 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-230 (Paul Siegmann)|
|Position||56° 25'N, 37° 38'W - Grid AK 4224|
|Complement||49 (46 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos - New York (23 Feb) - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||6689 tons of West African produce, including oil seed, palm oil and tin ore|
|History||Completed in June 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.10 hours on 7 March 1943, U-230 attacked convoy SC-121 south-southeast of Cape Farewell and torpedoed the Egyptian (Master Dominic Vincent Murphy). Siegmann thought that his victim sank and attacked convoy again at 09.25 hours. He claimed the sinking of another ship with 5000 tons in the former position of the Egyptian, but it seems that both attacks were carried out on the same ship.
The master, 36 crew members and nine gunners from Egyptian were lost. Three crew members were picked up by HMCS Rosthern (K 169) (Lt R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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