British Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Jan 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1055 (Rudolf Meyer)|
|Position||53° 40'N, 5° 14'W - Grid AM 98|
|Complement||65 (25 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Belfast - Reykjavik|
|Cargo||10680 tons of gasoil and motor spirit|
|History||Completed in November 1931 for NV Petroleum Mij ’La Corona’, The Hague. 1939 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
On 15 Jan 1945 the unescorted Maja (Master William Cecil Robinson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-1055 southeast of Drogheda. 17 crew members and eight gunners were lost. The master, 37 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Belgian trawler Hendrik Conscience and landed at Holyhead.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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