British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Common Brothers Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||7 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||49.23N, 07.49W - Grid BF 1685|
|Complement||35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Capetown - Devonport - Rotterdam|
|Cargo||Maize and mutton|
|Notes on event|
At 12.50 hours on 7 Sep, 1939, the unescorted Pukkastan (Master John Strachan Thomson) was stopped by U-34 with two shots across her bow southwest of the Bishop Rock. After the crew abandoned ship, she was sunk by a coup de grâce at 13.31 hours. The crew was rescued by the Bilderdijk.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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