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Built: 1930

Tonnage: 6,278 / 7,930 tons

Cargo: 4,000 tons of general cargo, including government stores and explosives 

Route: Glasgow - Freetown - Capetown - Bombay - Colombo 

Sunk 05 September 1942 by U-506 on pos. 00° 45'N, 06° 27'W

0 Dead

245 Survivors

At 02.33 hours on 5 Sep 1942 the Myrmidon (Master Alexander Mann Caird) was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 southeast of Cape Palmas, while escorted by HMS Brilliant (H 84) (LtCdr A.G. Poe, RN) and the British boom defence vessel HMS Fernmoor (Z 208) (LtCdr C.J. Linder). The master, 105 crew members, ten gunners and 129 passengers were picked up by the destroyer and landed at Pointe Noire, French Congo.



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