British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||South American Saint Line, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||12 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||07.50N, 14W - Grid ET 6117|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Montevideo - Rio Grande do Sul - Santos - Bahia - Freetown - Hull|
|Cargo||7600 tons of grain and general cargo, including canned meat, cotton, rice and wet hides|
|Notes on event|
At 05.09 hours on 12 Apr, 1941, the unescorted St. Helena (Master Percy John Reavley) was hit under the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 and sank capsizing to port about 100 miles southwest of Freetown. The U-boat surfaced and questioned the survivors before leaving the area. The master, 35 crew members, two gunners and three passengers were picked up by HMS Wishart (D 67) (Cdr E.T. Cooper) and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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