British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ben Line Steamers (William Thomson & Co), Leith|
|Date of attack||15 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||4° 27'N, 18° 25'W - Grid ET 72|
|Complement||57 (2 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||London - Newcastle - Loch Ewe - Gibraltar - Capetown - Bombay - Karachi|
|Cargo||5000 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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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