Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,407 tons
Completed1928 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerCunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack5 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-47 (G√ľnther Prien)
Position45° 29'N, 9° 45'W - Grid BF 7225
Complement33 (1 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteLicata, Sicily - Manchester 
Cargo3200 tons of sulphur 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

At 08.15 hours on 5 Sep 1939 the unescorted Bosnia (Master Walter Henry Poole) was stopped by U-47 with gunfire about 120 miles north-northwest of Cape Ortegal and sunk at 09.38 hours by one torpedo. One crew member was lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by the Eidanger (Master Johannes Presthus) just after the sinking and landed at Lisbon on 6 September.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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