British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||James Nourse Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||21° 00'N, 25° 00'W - Grid DT 8151|
|Complement||57 (8 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Izmir, Turkey - Capetown - Freetown (13 Mar) - Oban|
|Cargo||4896 tons of general cargo, including 1400 tons of boracite (borax) and 1553 tons of figs|
|History||Completed in August 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.59 hours on 21 March 1941 the Jhelum (Master Leslie Walter Newman) in the scattered convoy SL-68 was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 about 500 miles west of Cabo Blanco, French West Africa. Eight crew members were lost. The master, 47 crew members and one gunner landed at St. Louis, Senegal and were interned by the Vichy French authorities.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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