British Motor passenger ship
|Type:||Motor passenger ship|
|Completed||1926 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||26 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||55° 40'N, 16° 28'W - Grid AL 6394|
|Complement||489 (24 dead and 465 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (23 Jul) - Freetown - West African ports|
|Cargo||1700 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.47 hours on 26 July 1940, U-34 fired a spread of three torpedoes at ships in convoy OB-188 about 320 miles west of Bloody Foreland and hit two ships with one torpedo each, the Accra and Vinemoor.
The Accra (Master John Joseph Smith) sank after one hour and 15 minutes. Four crew members and one passenger were lost. Eight crew members and eleven passengers drowned when a motorboat capsized in choppy seas. The master, 153 crew members and 311 passengers were rescued: 215 survivors were picked up by Hollinside, 126 survivors by the Norwegian steam merchant Loke, 27 crew members and 52 passengers by HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN) and 45 survivors by HMS Clarkia (K 88) (LtCdr F.J.G. Jones, RNR). The warships landed the survivors at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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