British Steam tanker
|Completed||1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||30 Jan 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)|
|Position||49° 20'N, 7° 04'W - Grid BF 19|
|Complement||35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||London - New York|
|History||Completed in December 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.00 and 11.05 hours on 30 January 1940, U-55 attacked convoy OA-80G (later designated OG-16) and sank Vaclite in the first and Keramiai in the second attack. The U-boat was herself sunk by the escorts after the second attack.
The Vaclite (Master George Legg) was sunk about 50 miles southwest of the Scilly Isles. The master and 34 crew members were picked up by the Italian steam merchant Pollenzo and landed at Barry.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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