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8)QUEEN MAUD U-38




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Built 1936


Tonnage 4,976 / 9,225 tons


Cargo: 7,320 tons of coal and government stores, including aircraft parts


Route: Cardiff - Freetown - Alexandria 


Sunk 5 May 41 by U-38 on pos. 07º 54’N 16º 41’W


1 Dead


43 Survivors


At 11.05 hours on 5 May, 1941, the Queen Maud (Master Robert John McDonald), dispersed from convoy OB-309, was hit by two torpedoes from U-38 west of Freetown and sank within three minutes after a coup de grâce hit at 11.17 hours. One crew member was lost. The master, 38 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Portuguese merchant Mirandella, transferred to HMS Dragon (D 46) (Capt R.J. Shaw MBE) and landed at Freetown on 8 May. 


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