British Steam merchant
|Completed||1939 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||18 Dec 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-486 (Gerhard Meyer)|
|Position||50° 07'N, 4° 40'W - Grid BF 2516|
|Complement||65 (0 dead and 65 survivors).|
|Route||Duala - Falmouth - Hull|
|Cargo||2949 tons of cocoa beans, 2423 tons of palm oil, 758 tons of timber, 303 tons of lumber, 317 tons of rutile (titanium dioxide), 66 tons of coffee, 30 tons of ramie (fibre) and 195 tons of rubber|
|History||Completed in March 1939 |
|Notes on event|
On 18 Dec 1944 the Silverlaurel (Master John Duncan, OBE) in convoy BTC-10 was torpedoed and sunk by U-486 south of the Eddystone Lighthouse. The master, 45 crew members, ten gunners and nine passengers were picked up by the British coaster Monkstone and landed at Plymouth.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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