British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Dover Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||60° 50'N, 0° 15'E - Grid AN 2131|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Tromsø, Norway|
|Cargo||3000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in September 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.58 hours on 20 Oct 1939, U-34 tried to stop the unescorted Sea Venture (Master Charles Swanson Tate) with three shots across the bow about 50 miles northeast of the Shetland Islands, but the ship returned fire inaccurately and tried to escape so the U-boat shelled her until the crew abandoned ship at 11.23 hours. She was sunk by a coup de grâce at 13.40 hours. The master and 24 crew members were picked up by the Lerwick lifeboat and landed at Lerwick, Shetland Islands.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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