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- 33 BRITISH SHIPS

15)MEDJERDA





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Built: 1924


Tonnage: 4,578 / 6,850 tons


Cargo: 6,450 tons of iron ore 


Route: Pepel (Sierra Leone) - Freetown - Middlesbrough 


Sunk 18 Mar 1941 by U-105 on pos.  16° 27'N 21° 15'W 


39 Dead


0 Survivors


At 04.18 hours on 18 March 1941 the unescorted Medjerda (Master Charles Edward Banks), a straggler from convoy SL-68, was hit on the starboard side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-105 and sank immediately after breaking in two within 30 seconds about 90 miles east of the Cape Verde Islands. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were lost.


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