British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||56° 37'N, 17° 53'W - Grid AL 3991|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Manchester - Philadelphia|
|Cargo||1500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Launched as War Swift, completed in November 1919 as Sambre |
|Notes on event|
At 02.58 hours on 27 July 1940 the Sambre (Master E. Bertie Ingram) in convoy OB-188 was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-34 and sank slowly south-southwest of Rockall. The master and 47 crew members were picked up by HMS Winchelsea (D 46) (LtCdr W.A.F. Hawkins) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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