British Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-409 (Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann)|
|Position||35.08N, 16.44W - Grid CF 9864|
|Complement||67 (6 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos - Freetown (16 Oct) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||9000 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.28 hours on 30 Oct, 1942, the Silverwillow (Master Reginald Charles Butler) in convoy SL-125 was torpedoed and damaged by U-409 north-northeast of Madeira. On 5 November, the ship had to be abandoned in 34°07N/14°39W and foundered after six days in 37°24N/10°45W. Three crew members, one gunner and two passengers were lost. The master, 49 crew members, seven gunners and four passengers (one DBS) were picked up by the British auxiliary patrol vessel HMS Kelantan (F 166) (Lt A.E. Jones) and landed at Gourock on 8 November.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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