Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,219 tons
Completed1943 - New England Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack21 Dec 1944Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-806 (Klaus Hornbostel)
Position44° 22'N, 63° 23'W - Grid BB 7551
Complement47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).
RouteNew York - UK 
CargoGovernment stores and general cargo 
History Launched as William Blackstone for US Maritime Commission, lease lend to Britain and completed in October 1943 as Samtucky for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).

1948 returned to the US Maritime Commission and laid up in Mobile as part of the reserve fleet. 1962 scrapped at Panama City, FL. 
Notes on event

At 20.04 hours on 21 December 1944 the Samtucky in convoy HX-327 was hit by a Gnat from U-806 off Nova Scotia. The badly damaged ship was beached near Halifax and later repaired for eight months.

Torpedo damage to Samtucky visible in dry dock at Halifax.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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