British Motor passenger ship
|Type:||Motor passenger ship|
|Completed||1922 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||8 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)|
|Position||8° 30'N, 14° 39'W - Grid ET 2934|
|Complement||425 (10 dead and 415 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (17 May) - Freetown - Takoradi - Accra - Lagos|
|Cargo||613 tons of general cargo|
|History||Laid down as Ancobra, completed in November 1922 as Adda. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.42 hours on 8 June 1941 the Adda (Master John Tate Marshall), the ship of convoy commodore from the dispersed convoy OB-323, was hit aft by a G7a torpedo from U-107 and sank slowly 82 miles west-southwest of Freetown. The commodore (W.H. Kelly, CBE, DSO, RD, RNR), seven crew members and two passengers were lost. The master, 141 crew members, four gunners, five naval staff members and 264 passengers were picked up by HMS Cyclamen (K 83) (Lt H.N. Lawson, RNR) and landed at Freetown on 8 June.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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