Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,219 tons
Completed1943 - Oregon Shipbuilding Co, Portland OR 
OwnerMoss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack26 Jan 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-188 (Siegfried L├╝dden)
Position13° 13'N, 55° 56'E - Grid MQ 4658
Complement49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteBombay - Aden - New York 
History Launched as American Manasseh Cutler, lend-leased to Britain and completed in September 1943 as Samouri for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 02.25 hours on 26 Jan 1944 the unescorted Samouri (Master William John Slade) was torpedoed and sunk by U-188 east-northeast of Socotra Island in the Gulf of Aden. The master, 38 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the Shahzada and landed at Aden.

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