Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-63 (Günther Lorentz)|
|Position||59° 17'N, 0° 42'W - Grid AN 26|
|Complement||43 (31 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Bahia - Kirkwall - Gothenburg|
|History||Completed in May 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.00 hours on 24 February 1940 the unescorted neutral Santos was torpedoed and sunk by U-63 about 32 miles east-southeast of Fair Isle. Among the 31 casualties were three passengers and six of eight repatriated seamen from the Liana, which had been sunk by U-14 (Wohlfarth) on 16 February. On 25 February, the survivors were picked up by HMS Gallant (H 59) (LtCdr C.P.F. Brown, RN) after being directed to their raft by a Hudson aircraft about 50 miles east of Duncansby Head and landed at Invergordon later the same day.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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