British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Maclay & McIntyre Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (GŁnther Prien)|
|Position||56.35N, 17.15W - Grid AL 0372|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax (8 Oct) - Milford Haven|
|Cargo||6200 tons of lumber and 2006 tons of steel|
|History||Completed in November 1927 |
|Notes on loss|
At 22.13 hours on 19 Oct, 1940, U-38 (Liebe) fired a torpedo at the convoy HX-79 and missed the intended target but hit a vessel behind it, the Matheran. At 22.19 hours, U-38 fired another torpedo, which struck the Bilderdijk. Liebe then prepared to attack the next ship in the column but had to evade U-47, which had set its sights on the same ship, the Uganda and sank her with one torpedo at 22.27 hours.
The master and 39 crew members from the Uganda (Master Charles Mackinnon) were picked up by HMS Jason (J 99) (LtCdr R.E. Terry, RN) and landed at Methil.
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