Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,181 tons
Completed1931 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Jan 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1055 (Rudolf Meyer)
Position53° 40'N, 5° 14'W - Grid AM 98
Complement65 (25 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteSwansea - Belfast - Reykjavik 
Cargo10680 tons of gasoil and motor spirit 
History Completed in November 1931 for NV Petroleum Mij ’La Corona’, The Hague. 1939 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

On 15 Jan 1945 the unescorted Maja (Master William Cecil Robinson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-1055 southeast of Drogheda. 17 crew members and eight gunners were lost. The master, 37 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Belgian trawler Hendrik Conscience and landed at Holyhead.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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