British Motor merchant
|Completed||1926 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||20 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-138 (Franz Gramitzky)|
|Position||59° 46'N, 10° 45'W - Grid AM 2338|
|Complement||60 (2 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff (15 May) - Milford Haven (17 May) - New York|
|History||Completed in January 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.24 hours on 20 May 1941 the Javanese Prince (Master George Gillanders) was hit in the engine room by one of three torpedoes from U-138 and sank slowly 155 miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Two crew members were lost. The master, 45 crew members, eight gunners and four passengers were picked up by HMS Faulknor (H 62) (Capt A.F. de Salis, RN), HMS Lincoln (G 42) (Lt R.J. Hanson, RN) and HMS Assurance (W 59) (SubLt E.E. Litts). All survivors were transferred to the rescue ship Toward (Master Arthur James Knell) and landed at Gourock on 28 May.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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