British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||58° 41'N, 5° 14'W - Grid AM 3662|
|Complement||79 (14 dead and 65 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax - London|
|Cargo||General cargo, including iron, steel, lumber, copper and zinc slabs|
|History||Completed in September 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.22 hours on 17 July 1940 the Manipur (Master Raymond Mallett) in convoy HX-55A was torpedoed and sunk by U-57 eight miles northwest of Cape Wrath. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 64 crew members were picked up by HMCS Skeena (D 59) (LtCdr J.C. Hibbard, RCN) and landed at Rosyth.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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