Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Lagosian under her former name Melmay. Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2446

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,449 tons
Completed1930 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerUnited Africa Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack28 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-167 (Kurt Sturm)
Position25° 41'N, 15° 43'W - Grid DU 2529
Complement46 (11 dead and 35 survivors).
RouteAlgiers - Gibraltar - Takoradi 
History Completed in September 1930 as Melmay for Melmay Shipping Co Ltd (T.L. Duff & Co), Glasgow. 1932 renamed Lagosian for United Africa Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 11.47 hours on 28 March 1943 the Lagosian (Master George Washington Irvin) in convoy RS-3 was hit by one torpedo from U-167, broke in two and sank southeast of the Canary Islands. Eleven crew members were lost. The master, 24 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the British tug Empire Denis and landed at Bathurst.

On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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