British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||27 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)|
|Position||9° 13'N, 15° 09'W - Grid ET 2693|
|Complement||100 (0 dead and 100 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Freetown - Beira|
|Cargo||3500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.01 hours on 27 May 1941 the Colonial (Master Joseph Devereaux), dispersed from convoy OB-318, was hit by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after a coup de grâce at 01.46 hours about 200 miles west-northwest of Freetown. The master, convoy commodore (Rear Admiral W.B. Mackenzie, RN), 88 crew members, six naval staff members and four gunners were picked up by the British target ship HMS Centurion (I 50) (LtCdr R.W. Wainwright) and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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