British Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||4 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||58° 14'N, 15° 50'W - Grid AL 3866|
|Complement||95 (6 dead and 89 survivors).|
|Route||London - Sydney, NSW|
|History||Completed in July 1906 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.28 and 01.29 hours on 4 Sep 1940, U-47 fired one torpedo each at two ships in convoy OA-207 about 80 miles southwest of Rockall, saw the first ship sinking in 12 minutes after a hit amidships and a hit in the bow of the second ship without further observations. However, only the Titan (Master Walter Francis Dark) was hit and sunk. Six crew members were lost. The master and 88 crew members were picked up by HMCS St. Laurent (H 83) (Lt H.S. Rayner, RCN) and landed at Rosyth on 9 September.
The master Walter Francis Dark was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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