British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Ropner & Sons Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||17 Apr 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-13 (Max-Martin Schulte)|
|Position||61.00N, 00.50W - Grid AF 7890|
|Complement||38 (0 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Maaloysund - Kirkwall|
|Notes on event|
At 17.33 hours on 17 Apr, 1940, the unescorted Swainby (Master Hugh Thompson) was hit aft in the engine room by one torpedo from U-13 and sank after 25 minutes 25 miles north of Muckle Flugga, Shetlands. The master and 37 crew members landed at Nor Wick Bay, Shetlands.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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