British Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Oct 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)|
|Position||51° 09'N, 27° 15'W - Grid AK 9985|
|Complement||38 (38 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Haifa - Sydney, CB (17 Oct) - Belfast - Garston|
|History||Laid down as River St. Lawrence, completed in December 1925 as King Malcolm |
|Notes on event|
At 07.19 hours on 28 October 1941 U-106 fired a spread of two G7a torpedoes at an unescorted eastbound freighter of 5000 grt about 630 miles west of Ireland and reported that the ship sank within three minutes after being struck on starboard side by the first one. The second torpedo missed astern as it was fired unaimed by mistake.
The target must have been King Malcolm (Master James Wilson) which had been in convoy SC-50, but straggled and was reported missing after being last seen on 21 October east of St. John’s, Newfoundland in position 47°40N/51°15W. The master, 33 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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