Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,966 tons
Completed1942 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerJ.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack5 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-103 (Werner Winter)
Position34° 55'N, 61° 47'W - Grid DD 2265
Complement48 (9 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteNew York - Capetown - Alexandria 
Cargo6488 tons of military stores 
Notes on event

At 08.30 hours on 5 May 1942 the unescorted Stanbank (Master George Albert Niddrie) was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-103 and sank quickly northeast of Bermuda. Seven crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were picked up after 10 days by Rhexenor and landed at Bermuda.

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