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Built 1935

Tonnage 4,275 / 5,904 tons

Cargo; 5,380 tons of palm oil 

Route: Port Harcourt - Lagos - UK 

Sunk 20 Mar 44 by U-66 on pos. 05º 07’N 04º 07’E

0 Dead

43 Survivors

On 21 March 1944 the unescorted Matadian (Master Cyril Gordon Silwyn Shorter) was torpedoed and sunk by U-66 southeast of Lagos. The master, 38 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British motor launch HMS ML-282 (SubLt D.R. Pearson), transferred to the British motor launch HMS ML-1016 and landed at Lagos.



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