of Mossley Hill, Liverpool
Award Citation as published in London Gazette on 3 November 1939:
For great courage, resolution and skill in saving his unarmed ship, when under continuous fire from an enemy submarine for over four hours. The U-boat opened fire at about 4,000 yards, her speed being, approximately 16
knots. S.S. Mopan's normal speed is about 13 knots. Captain Roberts at once brought the U-boat astern and on his instructions the Chief Engineer worked the ship up to about 16½ knots. The enemy fell slowly astern and ceased firing at about 8,000 yards. All the officers and men behaved most admirably.
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