British Steam merchant
|1938 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee
|Monarch SS Co Ltd (Raeburn & Vérel Ltd), Glasgow
|Date of attack
|1 Jun 1941
|Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
|12° 58'N, 27° 20'W - Grid EJ 7135
|45 (1 dead and 44 survivors).
|Tyne - Loch Ewe - Freetown
|7000 tons of coal
|Completed in December 1938
|Notes on event
At 00.22 hours on 1 June 1941 the Scottish Monarch (Master Graham Clegg Winchester), dispersed from convoy OB-319, was hit in the bow by one torpedo from U-105 southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The ship had been spotted at 07.00 hours the day before and missed with a spread of two torpedoes at 15.35 hours. One crew member was lost. The survivors abandoned ship after the hit and the U-boat fired at 00.36 and 00.52 hours two coups de grâce. The first was a dud but the second detonated near the bridge and caused the ship to sink by the bow after a boiler explosion. The U-boat then questioned the survivors before leaving the area.
The master and 23 survivors were picked up on 8 June by the Dutch motor merchant Alphard and landed at Freetown five days later. The chief officer M. Macleod and 19 survivors were picked up on 11 June by the British steam merchant Christine Marie and landed at Freetown on 19 June.
|We have details of 2 people who were on board.
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