British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Atkinson & Prickett Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||8 Feb 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-985 (Horst Wilhelm Kessler)|
|Position||61° 30'N, 10° 30'W - Grid AE 8688|
|Complement||30 (30 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tyne (29 Jan) - Loch Ewe (5 Feb) - Reykjavik|
|History||Completed in April 1924 as Danish Margit for Holm & Wonsild, Copenhagen. 1940 seized by Britain and transferred to Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 01.45 hours on 8 Feb 1944 the Margit (Master Holger Johansen), a straggler from convoy UR-108 since 7 February due to bad weather, was hit in the stern by one of two torpedoes fired by U-985 southeast of Iceland. The ship first sank on even keel, but then settled by the stern and finally capsized. The master, 23 crew members and six gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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