British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||12 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||52° 55'N, 29° 50'W - Grid AK 9429|
|Complement||82 (0 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Avonmouth (1 May) - Milford Haven (5 May) - Montreal|
|Cargo||General cargo and china clay|
|History||Completed in March 1926 |
|Notes on event|
The Cristales (Master Hugh Roberts, OBE) was abandoned and later sunk by gunfire by HMCS Shediac (K 110) (Lt J.E. Clayton, RCNR). The master, 64 crew members, seven gunners and ten passengers were rescued. 37 survivors, including seven passengers were picked up by the corvette and landed at St. John’s on 16 May. The remaining 45 survivors were picked up by USCGC Spencer (WPG 36) and landed at Boston.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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