British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ben Line Steamers (William Thomson & Co), Leith|
|Date of attack||21 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||20° 00'N, 26° 00'W - Grid DT 7653|
|Complement||55 (34 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Rangoon - Durban - Freetown (13 Mar) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||3500 tons of rice, 500 tons of lead, 1100 tons of timber and 150 tons of wolfram|
|History||Completed in May 1929 |
|Notes on event|
The master, 32 crew members and one gunner from the Benwyvis (Master Henry John Small) were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the King Edgar and landed at Freetown. One crew member was rescued after 28 days in an open boat by a French ship and landed at Madagascar.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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