Ships hit by U-boats

Siamese Prince

British Motor merchant

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NameSiamese Prince
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage8,456 tons
Completed1929 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack17 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-69 (Jost Metzler)
Position59° 53'N, 12° 12'W - Grid AM 1435
Complement57 (57 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew York - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo 
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.

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