british Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line) SS Yoma (+1943)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1928
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8131  grt
dimensions 140.3 x 18.7 x 9.4 m
material steel
engine Quadruple expansion, single shaft, 1 screw
power 550 
speed 14  knots
yard no. 1206
IMO/Off. no. 160225
call sign
GJKS  
GJKS
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/06/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.484rank: 245
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builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
engine by
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
owner
Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line), Glasgow
captain Patterson, George
complement 8
no. of crew 160
no. of passengers 1783
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entered 17/06/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 25/08/2014
 
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Claes Johnny17/06/2008
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Claes Johnny17/06/2008At 07.33 hours on 17 June 1943, the Yoma (Capt George Patterson) in convoy GTX-2 was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-81 and sank after about eight hours, northwest of Derna.

The ship carried 134 officers and 994 ratings of the British Army and 22 officers and 643 ratings of the Free French Navy. The master, 29 crew members, three gunners and 451 military personnel were lost.

130 crew members, five gunners and the surviving military personnel were picked up by HMAS Lismore (J 145) (Lt L.C.G. Lever), HMAS Gawler (J 188) (LtCdr W.J. Seymour), the British coastal minesweepers HMS MMS-102 (SubLt R.L. Simpson, RNZNVR) and HMS MMS-105 (Lt W. Henderson) and the British steam merchant Fort Maurepas and landed at Derna.
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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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