Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2005

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,920 tons
Completed1927 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerBen Line Steamers (William Thomson & Co), Leith 
Date of attack15 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position4° 27'N, 18° 25'W - Grid ET 72
Complement57 (2 dead and 55 survivors).
ConvoyOB-314 (dispersed)
RouteLondon - Newcastle - Loch Ewe - Gibraltar - Capetown - Bombay - Karachi 
Cargo5000 tons of general cargo and six aircraft 
History Completed in July 1927 
Notes on event

At 20.29 hours on 15 May 1941 the Benvenue (Master James Struth), dispersed from convoy OB-314, was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 about 420 miles southwest by west of Freetown. One crew member and one gunner were lost. The master, 47 crew members, one gunner and six passengers (Army personnel) were picked up by the Empire Trader and landed at Freetown.

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