British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-56 (Otto Harms)|
|Position||55° 44'N, 8° 04'W - Grid AM 5349|
|Complement||53 (3 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Lagos|
|Cargo||10.000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in February 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.38 hours on 5 Aug 1940, U-56 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy OB-193 northwest of Malin Head and observed that one missed and the other detonated at the end of the run after 7 minutes 25 seconds. However, the Boma (Master Charles Eric Anders) was hit in this attack and sank the next day. Three crew members were lost. The master, 47 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Vilja, transferred to HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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