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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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