On this day (20th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 20 June 2016 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

MV Kinross (1935-1941)

MV Kinross was built in 1935 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd. and owned by B.J. Sutherland & Co. Ltd.

MV Kinross

The British cargo motor vessel, which weighed 4,956 tonnes, was captained by Master James Robson Reed.
When travelling from Dundee to Sydney and Father Point, the vessel was torpedoed by U-203, commanded by Rolf Mützelburg and sunk. The master and 36 crew members were rescued by HMCS Orillia and landed at Reykjavik.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provided the survivors with £93/15s worth of financial support – the equivalent of £ 4,726 today.

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