Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Mordred

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Mordred
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,024 tons
Completed1942 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerGeorge Nisbet & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack7 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-118 (Werner Czygan)
Position35° 58'N, 5° 59'W - Grid CG 9585
Complement70 (15 dead and 55 survivors).
RouteBona - Gibraltar - UK 
History Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 23.59 hours on 7 Feb 1943 convoy MKS-7 ran into a minefield laid by U-118 on 1 and 2 February west of Gibraltar and lost three ships: Baltonia, Mary Slessor and Empire Mordred.

Twelve crew members and three gunners from the Empire Mordred (Master Hugh Mackinnon) were lost. The master, 41 crew members and 13 gunners were picked up by the HMS Scarborough (L 25) (LtCdr E.B. Carnduff) and landed at Londonderry.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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