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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

61)COLONIAL U-107




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Built: 1926


Tonnage: 5,108 / 8,030 tons


Cargo: 3,500 tons of general cargo


Route: Liverpool - Freetown - Beira


Sunk 27 May 41 by U-107 on pos. 09º 13’N 15º 09’W


0 Dead


100 Survivors


At 01.01 hours on 27 May 1941, the Colonial (Master Joseph Devereaux), dispersed from convoy OB-318, was hit by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after a coup de grâce at 01.46 hours about 200 miles west-northwest of Freetown. The master, the convoy commodore (Rear Admiral W.B. Mackenzie RN), 88 crew members, six naval staff members and four gunners were picked up by the British battleshipHMS Centurion ( I 50) (LtCdr R.W. Wainwright) and landed at Freetown. 


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