British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Antwerp Engineering Co Ltd, Hoboken|
|Owner||Broomhill Steamships Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-95 (Gerd Schreiber)|
|Position||56° 45'N, 14° 12'W - Grid AM 1968|
|Complement||26 (26 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Southampton - Milford Haven - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia|
|History||Completed in October 1922 as Danish Irene Maria for A/S D/S Dania (Chr. Andresen), Esbjerg. 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 00.58 hours on 27 Nov 1940 the unescorted Irene Maria (Master Alfred Peter Evers), a straggler from convoy OB-248, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-95 and sank by the bow within two minutes about 55 miles south-southwest of Rockall. The ship had been missed by two torpedoes at 00.42 and 00.52 hours. The master, 24 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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