Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,219 tons
Completed1944 - New England Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME 
OwnerSir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
Date of attack29 Sep 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-310 (Wolfgang Ley)
Position72° 58'N, 23° 59'E - Grid AC 4526
Complement60 (3 dead and 57 survivors).
RouteArchangel - Loch Ewe 
Cargo3000 tons of pit props 
History Completed in May 1944 for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 16.27 hours on 29 Sep 1944, U-310 fired FAT torpedoes at convoy RA-60 off the North Cape and hit two ships, the Edward H. Crockett and Samsuva.

The Samsuva (Master Clifford H. Churchill) broke in two after being hit by a torpedo but remained afloat on her cargo and had to be scuttled by HMS Musketeer (G 86) and HMS Bulldog (H 91). Three crew members were lost. The master, 36 crew members and 20 gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Rathlin (Master August Banning DSO) and landed at Clyde on 5 October.

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