British Motor merchant
|Completed||1927 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1302 (Wolfgang Herwartz)|
|Position||52° 05'N, 5° 42'W - Grid AM 9495|
|Complement||46 (4 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Victoria, British Columbia - Panama - Halifax - Swansea - London|
|Cargo||1667 standards of lumber, 2038 tons of plywood and 500 tons of lead and zinc|
|History||Completed in November 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.12 hours on 2 March 1945, U-1302 attacked the convoy SC-167 in the St. George´s Channel and sank the King Edgar and Novasli. The U-boat could not report her attack, because she was lost five days later.
The King Edgar (Master Arthur Warren Wheeler) was taken in tow, but sank later. Two crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 32 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by HMS Nyasaland (K 587) (LtCdr J. Scott, RNVR) and landed at Milford Haven.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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