British Motor tanker
|Completed||1925 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Hunting & Son Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||15 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-51 (Dietrich Knorr)|
|Position||56.39N, 11.16W - Grid AM 2982|
|Complement||39 (3 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax - Glasgow|
|Cargo||7860 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in August 1925 |
|Notes on event|
On 15 Aug, 1940, the Sylvafield (Master James Edmund King), a straggler from convoy HX-62, was torpedoed by U-51 and sank 190 miles west-northwest of Rockall. Three crew members were lost. The master and 19 crew members were picked up by the Belgian trawler Rubens and landed at Fleetwood. 16 crew members were picked up by HMS Newland and landed at Tobermory, Isle of Mull.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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