Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,099 tons
Completed1919 - Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith 
OwnerEllerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack21 Oct 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)
Position51° 10'N, 19° 20'W - Grid AL 9841
Complement65 (14 dead and 51 survivors).
RouteMombasa - Freetown (5 Oct) - Liverpool 
Cargo3500 tons of general cargo, including 1355 tons of sisal 
History Completed in May 1919 
Notes on event

At 22.03 hours on 21 Oct 1941 the Serbino (Master Lawrence Edwin Brooks) in convoy SL-89 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-82 and sank west of Fastnet. Eleven crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, 49 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Asphodel (K 56) (LtCdr K.W. Stewart, RN) and landed at Gourock.

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