Daily Event for October 7, 2011

The cargo ship Wildenfels was built in 1901 for Deutsche Dampfschiffarts-Gesellschaft (Hansa Line), Bremen, Germany by Neptune Works (Wigham Richardson) in Newcastle, she was 420' long and registered at 5,652 tons when built. In 1915 she was sold to the Australians and renamed Gilgia, she sailed for the government and later under private ownership until 1925 when she was sold to Italian owners and renamed Sursum Corda, in 1937 she was renamed Manon.

In 1941 she was taken over by the British government and placed under the management of the British India Steam Navigation Company. October 7, 1942 SS Manon was en route from Calcutta to Colombo, Ceylon when she was located and sunk by I-162. Eight of the crew were killed, I have no other details about the loss.
© 2011 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Manon
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Haq, Abdul
Indian Merchant Navy
Indian Merchant Navy
MacAulay, Alexander N.
2nd Engineer Officer
Merchant Navy
Rees, Stanley R.
Able Seaman
Royal Navy
Sidiq, Muhammad
Indian Merchant Navy
Ullah, Amir
Indian Merchant Navy
Died of wounds Oct. 12.

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