British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-556 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||57° 28'N, 41° 07'W - Grid AJ 3482|
|Complement||53 (53 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax - Bowling|
|Cargo||11.200 tons of benzine and kerosene|
|History||Completed in December 1937 |
|Notes on event|
The British Security (Master Arnold James Akers) caught fire after she was hit and burned for three days until she sank in 57°14N/39°23W. The master, 48 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 53 people who were on board.|
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