Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Compañía Primera de Naviera Ltda, Panama|
|Date of attack||2 Jul 1940||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)|
|Position||47° 10'N, 16° 10'W - Grid BE 5638|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Barry - Hampton Roads|
|History||Completed in October 1928 as Isleworth for R. S. Dalgliesh Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1939 sold to Panama and renamed Maria for Compañía Primera de Naviera Ltda, Panama. 1940 renamed Santa Margarita for the same owner. |
|Notes on event|
At 11.25 hours on 2 July 1940 the unescorted Santa Margarita was stopped by U-29 and sunk by gunfire at 13.45 hours according to the prize rules because the ship was en route under British charter with a Yugoslavian crew. Three of the 21 survivors that were picked up by the British merchant King John were lost when this ship was sunk by the German raider Widder on 13 July.
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