British Motor merchant
|Completed||1936 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||T. Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||5 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||7° 54'N, 16° 41'W - Grid ET 2871|
|Complement||44 (1 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Freetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||7320 tons of coal and government stores, including aircraft parts|
|History||Completed in November 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.05 hours on 5 May 1941 the unescorted Queen Maud (Master Robert John McDonald), dispersed from convoy OB-309, was hit by two torpedoes from U-38 about 208 miles west of Freetown and sank within three minutes after a coup de grâce hit at 11.17 hours. One crew member was lost. The master, 38 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Portuguese merchant Mirandella, transferred to HMS Dragon (D 46) (Capt R.J. Shaw, MBE, RN) and landed at Freetown on 8 May.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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