British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||28 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)|
|Position||24° 11'N, 87° 02'W - Grid DL 3746|
|Complement||86 (4 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans (26 May) - Capetown - Bombay|
|Cargo||4600 tons of war material, 3600 tons of supplies and 400 tons of sulphur|
|History||Completed in November 1914 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.08 hours on 28 May 1942 the unescorted Mentor (Master Alexander Pope) was hit on the port side in the stern by one torpedo from U-106 north of Cabo Catoche and sank within six minutes after being hit by a coup de grâce at 02.38 hours. The U-boat surfaced and questioned the crew, which told them that the name of the ship was Bengloe. The fourth engineer and three Chinese crew members were killed on watch below when the engine room was flooded. The master, 74 crew members and seven gunners were picked up after three days by the British steam merchant Antilochus and landed at Key West, Florida.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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