Launch Date: 31.5.38; Date of completion: 6.10.38; GRT: 12843; Yard No: 1004; Length overall: LPP: 157.5 Beam: 21.5; Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast; Speed: 17 Knots; Number of screws/Mchy/ 2D-18; Owner: Shaw Savill & Albion Company Limited
Bombed by Ju 88's where one aircraft scored 4 hits out of five bombs dropped. The deck cargo was petrol stowed in tins & the ship quickly set alight & shortly after sank.
One of the aircraft was caught in the blast & disintegrated in mid air.
Thirty three of the ships crew were rescued from the firey water by HMS LEDBURY.
In all 87 of the crews company were lost
Sources: Wikipedia. Mirimar. http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Malta%20WWII/Pedestal.htm.
Information Mr P Crichton.
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