Ships hit by U-boats

Helena Margareta

British Steam merchant

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NameHelena Margareta
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,316 tons
Completed1915 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel 
OwnerEuxine Shipping Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-107 (G√ľnter Hessler)
Position33° 00'N, 23° 52'W - Grid DG 3934
Complement36 (27 dead and 9 survivors).
ConvoyOG-57 (dispersed)
RouteTyne - Takoradi 
History Completed in March 1915 as Larenberg for NV Stoomvaart Mij Hillegersberg (Vinke & Co), Rotterdam. 1935 sold to Britain and renamed Helena Margareta
Notes on event

At 19.40 hours on 8 April 1941 the Helena Margareta (Master Owen Thomas Jones), dispersed from convoy OG-57, was hit by one torpedo from U-107 and sank about 330 miles west of Madeira. 27 crew members were lost. The master, six crew members and two gunners were picked up on 14 April by the fleet oiler Cairndale (Master Stanley Guy Kent) and landed at Gibraltar five days later.

The master Owen Thomas Jones was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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