British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||5 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||45.29N, 09.45W - Grid BF 7225|
|Complement||33 (1 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Licata, Sicily - Manchester|
|Cargo||3200 tons of sulphur|
|History||Completed in March 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.15 hours on 5 Sep, 1939, the unescorted Bosnia (Master Walter Henry Poole) was stopped by U-47 with gunfire about 120 miles north-northwest of Cape Ortegal and sunk at 09.38 hours by one torpedo. One crew member was lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by the Eidanger (Master Johannes Presthus) just after the sinking and landed at Lisbon on 6 September.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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