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Marionga seen as former British Eddystone. Photo. 


Built 1912

Tonnage 4,236 / 7,585 tons

Cargo: British government stores

Sunk 23/05/41 by U 103 on pos. 05º 42’N 10º 29’W

26 Dead

5 Survivors

At 03.56 hours on 24 May, 1941, the unescorted Marionga was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-103 and sank by the stern within four minutes. The ship had been spotted at 19.50 hours on 23 May, but the U-boat had to wait for attacking until darkness. The first two torpedoes fired at 00.36 and 01.54 missed.



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