Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,038 tons
Completed1936 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow 
OwnerJames Nourse Ltd, London 
Date of attack21 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position21° 00'N, 25° 00'W - Grid DT 8151
Complement57 (8 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteIzmir, Turkey - Capetown - Freetown (13 Mar) - Oban 
Cargo4896 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 boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

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