British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1944 - New England Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||29 Sep 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-310 (Wolfgang Ley)|
|Position||72.58N, 23.59E - Grid AC 4526|
|Complement||60 (3 dead and 57 survivors).|
|Route||Archangel - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||3000 tons of pit props|
|History||Completed in May 1944 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
The Samsuva (Master Clifford H. Churchill) broke in two after being hit by a torpedo but remained afloat on her cargo and had to be scuttled by HMS Musketeer (G 86) and HMS Bulldog (H 91). Three crew members were lost. The master, 36 crew members and 20 gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Rathlin (Master August Banning DSO) and landed at Clyde on 5 October.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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