British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Skinner & Eddy Corp, Seattle WA|
|Owner||Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||6 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-125 (Ulrich Folkers)|
|Position||19° 14'N, 82° 34'W - Grid DM 7937|
|Complement||42 (13 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Kingston, Jamaica - New Orleans|
|History||Built as American Eglantine for US Shipping Board, Seattle; 1933 sold to Lykes Bros SS Co Inc, New Orleans|
1940 given to Britain and renamed Empire Buffalo by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on event|
At 22.25 hours on 6 May 1942 the unescorted Empire Buffalo (Master John Hill) was torpedoed and sunk by U-125 west of the Cayman Islands. The master, seven crew members and five gunners were lost. 28 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the American merchant Cacique and landed at Kingston.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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