British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 4125|
|Complement||42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Sydney - Cardiff|
|Cargo||7942 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in November 1920 as Italian Città di Messina for Fratelli Peirce, Naples. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed King Robert for Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.48 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the King Robert (Master Leslie Trail) in convoy SC-19 was torpedoed and sunk by U-93 south of Rockall. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr V.C.F. Clark, RN) and landed at Gourock. 20 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Madeleine (FY 283) (T/Lt P.H. Potter, RNR) and also landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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