Umona (2)

Date of attack

30 Mar 1941

Fate

Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)

Position Grid ET 5356

Complement

107 (102 dead and 5 survivors).

Route

Durban - Walvis Bay (20 Mar) - Freetown - London

Cargo

1549 tons of maize, 50 tons of pulses and 47 tons of jam

Notes on loss  

At 23.01 hours on 30 Mar, 1941, the unescorted Umona (Master Frederick Arthur Baden Peckham) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-124 and sank after being hit two minutes later by a coup de grâce about 90 miles southwest of Freetown. The master, 81 crew members, seven gunners and 13 passengers (6 DBS) were lost. One gunner and one passenger (DBS) were picked up after 13 days by the British steam merchant Lorca and landed at Freetown on 13 April. On 7 April, three crew members were picked up by HMS Foxhound (H 69) (Cdr G.H. Peters, RN), escort of convoy WS-7, in 07°25N/13°55W and landed at Freetown the next day.


Torpedoed and Sunk SW of Freetown - 1941

Umona

Left Durban

For London

Lost 30 Mar 1941

Fate

Master

F A B Peckham

Lost

Chief Officer

M W Vincent-Townend

Lost

Second Officer

W R Elliff

Lost

Third Officer

P N Burgess

Lost

Fourth Officer

E H B Clarke

Lost

Radio Officer

W E Sandon

Lost

Second Radio Officer

J E Hare

Lost

Third Radio Officer

I Lyle

Lost

Able Seaman

P Smith

Lost

Purser/Catering Officer

C F A Gawn

Lost

Steward

A P Perry

J P M Walsh

Lost

Lost

Baggage Master

J Deering

Lost

Stewardess

H Foster

Lost

Porter

P Kirwan

J Rogansky

Lost

Lost

Asst Cook

E F Lillie

Lost

Surgeon

A E Pryse

Lost

Chief Engineer

W B Richardson

Lost

Second Engineer

P Petty

Lost

Third Engineer

F W Boothby

Lost

Fourth Engineer

A E Edwards

Lost

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