British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||James Chambers & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||3 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||6° 48'N, 13° 55'W - Grid ET 6278|
|Complement||57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||Port Louis, Mauritius - Capetown - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||6800 tons of sugar|
|History||Completed in April 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.23 hours on 3 May 1941 the unescorted Wray Castle (Master Gerald T. Dobson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-103 and sank within a few minutes about 110 miles south-southwest of Freetown. One crew member was lost. The master, 49 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Angola, landed at St. Thomas, Gulf of Guinea and later brought to Freetown by the Portuguese steam merchant Lourenco Marques.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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