Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2695

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,535 tons
Completed1925 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSilver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London 
Date of attack4 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-751 (Gerhard Bigalk)
Position43° 54'N, 64° 16'W - Grid BB 7488
Complement49 (8 dead and 41 survivors).
ConvoyON-55 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - Greenock - Halifax - New York 
Cargo2229 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in July 1925 
Notes on event

At 04.27 hours on 4 Feb 1942 the unescorted Silveray (Master Harry Green), dispersed from convoy ON-55, was torpedoed by U-751 and sank after being hit by two coups de grĂ¢ce at 04.50 and 05.07 hours south of Halifax. Seven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 34 survivors were picked up by USCGC Campbell (WPG 32) and landed at Argentia, Newfoundland. Six survivors were rescued by the Lucille M. and landed at Lockeport, Nova Scotia.

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