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SHIPS ENGLAND - A B C

1)ADDA




  


Built 1916


Tonnage 7.816 / 6,405 tons 


Cargo: 613 tons of general cargo


Route: Liverpool (17 May) - Freetown - Takoradi - Accra - Lagos 


Sunk 8 Jun, 1941 by U-107 on pos. 08º30N 14º39"W 


10 dead


415 survivors


At 04.42 hours on 8 Jun, 1941, the Adda (Master John Tate Marshall), the ship of the convoy commodore from the dispersed convoy OB-323, was hit aft by a G7a torpedo from U-107 and sank slowly 82 miles west-southwest of Freetown. The commodore (W.H. Kelly, CBE DSO RNR RD), seven crew members and two passengers were lost. The master, 141 crew members, four gunners, five naval staff members and 264 passengers were picked up by HMS Cyclamen (K 83) (Lt H.N. Lawson) and landed at Freetown on 8 June. 


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