Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,108 tons
Completed1926 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack27 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)
Position9° 13'N, 15° 09'W - Grid ET 2693
Complement100 (0 dead and 100 survivors).
ConvoyOB-318 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - Freetown - Beira 
Cargo3500 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 boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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