British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)|
|Position||40° 00'N, 61° 45'W - Grid CB 5172|
|Complement||52 (52 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New Orleans - Hampton Roads (23 Jan) - Halifax - Holyhead - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including 600 tons of explosives|
|History||Completed in March 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.42 hours on 26 Jan 1942 the unescorted Traveller (Master Harold Marr Fitz-Simons) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank within six minutes east of New York. The U-boat reported that a heavy detonation was felt a few minutes after the ship sank. The master, 49 crew members and two gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 52 people who were on board.|
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