Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1897 - Gourlay Brothers & Co, Dundee|
|Owner||L.P. Sclavounos, Panama|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1940||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-61 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||Grid AN 2779|
|Complement||17 (17 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Methil (10 Feb) - Methil Roads (16 Feb) - Gothenburg|
|Cargo||713 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in November 1897 as Batavier III for Batavier Line (William H. Müller & Co), Rotterdam. 1939 sold to Panama and renamed El Sonador. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.23 hours on 18 Feb, 1940, U-61 fired one torpedo at a steamer of about 3000 grt, which sank within 2 minutes east of the Shetlands. This must have been the El Sonador, which was reported missing since 17 February.
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