British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||16 Aug 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-862 (Heinrich Timm)|
|Position||15° 00'S, 44° 00'E - Grid KE 3277|
|Complement||79 (42 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Durban - Majunga - Tamatave - Aden - UK|
|Cargo||2000 tons of copper and 1000 tons of military stores|
|History||Completed in November 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
On 16 Aug 1944 the unescorted Empire Lancer (Master Maxime Jollivet) was torpedoed and sunk by U-862 in the Mozambique Channel. The master, 36 crew members and five gunners were lost. 34 crew members and three gunners landed 60 miles south of Lumbo, Portuguese East Africa ten days later.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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