British Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||17 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||58° 28'N, 20° 43'W - Grid AL 2599|
|Complement||73 (73 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - Panama - Brisbane, Australia|
|History||Completed in March 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.45 hours on 17 Jan 1941 the unescorted Zealandic (Master Frederick James Ogilvie) was hit underneath the forward mast by one G7e torpedo from U-106 about 230 miles west-northwest of Rockall. The ship stopped for a short time, sent distress signals and then continued. The ship sank slowly after being hit amidships by two torpedoes at 00.59 and 01.27 hours. The Germans observed how the crew abandoned ship in three lifeboats, but they were never seen again. The master, 64 crew members, two gunners and six passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 73 people who were on board.|
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