British Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Jost Metzler)|
|Position||59° 53'N, 12° 12'W - Grid AM 1435|
|Complement||57 (57 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - Liverpool|
|History||Prince Line Ltd |
|Notes on event|
At 21.19 hours on 17 Feb 1941 the unescorted Siamese Prince (Master Edgar Litchfield) was hit in the bow by one torpedo from U-69 southwest of the Faröe Islands. The ship had been spotted at 15.55 hours and sank by the bow after being hit in the stern and amidships by two coups de grâce at 21.41 and 22.12 hours. The U-boat observed how the crew abandoned ship in lifeboats in rough seas, but the master, 47 crew members, one gunner and eight passengers (specialists) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 68 people who were on board.|
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