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25)BENVENUE




Photo. City of Vancouver Archives


 


Built 1927


Tonnage: 5,920 / 9,250 tons


Cargo 5,000 tons of general cargo and six aircraft


Route: London - Newcastle - Loch Ewe - Gibraltar - Capetown - Bombay - Karachi 


Sunk 15/05/41 by U 105 on pos 04º27’N  18º 25’W  


2 Dead


56  Survivors


At 20.29 hours on 15 May 1941 the Benvenue (Master James Struth), dispersed from convoy OB-314, was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 about 420 miles southwest by west of Freetown. One crew member and one gunner were lost. The master, 47 crew members, one gunner and six passengers (Army personnel) were picked up by the Empire Trader and landed at Freetown.


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