British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||25 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-605 (Herbert-Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||48.55N, 35.10W - Grid BD 1676|
|Complement||51 (31 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea (13 Aug) - Milford Haven - Botwood, Newfoundland|
|History||Completed in November 1924 as Luciston for William S. Miller & Co, Glasgow. 1939 renamed Sheaf Mount for W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. |
|Notes on event|
Between 01.38 and 01.41 hours on 25 Aug, 1942, U-605 fired four single bow and one stern torpedoes from a distance of about 4000 meters at the outermost starboard column of convoy ONS-122 southeast of Cape Farewell. Detonations on three ships were observed after 5 to 7 minutes and one ship was seen to caught fire and sink within a minute after breaking in two. Schütze claimed one ship sunk and two others damaged. In fact, the Katvaldis in station #92 and Sheaf Mount in station #94 were sunk in this attack.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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