Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1901 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Seppinen & Kemppi O/Y, Koivisto|
|Date of attack||18 Jun 1940||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)|
|Position||49° 04'N, 12° 05'W - Grid BF 1714|
|Complement||23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia|
|Notes on event|
At 12.00 hours on 18 June 1940 the Sarmatia (Master Anton Ratia) was stopped by a shot across her bow by U-28 and the crew immediately abandoned ship. The U-boat had missed with one torpedo at 11.00 hours and then surfaced to stop the ship. She sank vertical by the stern three minutes after being hit in the engine room by a coup de grâce at 12.10 hours.
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