British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne|
|Owner||W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||7 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||58° 27'N, 17° 17'W - Grid AL 3678|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Santiago - Sydney (25 Aug) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||8500 tons of sugar|
|History||Completed in July 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.04 hours on 7 Sep 1940 the Neptunian (Master Alexander Thomas Campbell) in convoy SC-2 was hit by one torpedo from U-47 northwest of Rockall and sank capsizing after seven minutes. The ship had been missed by one torpedo at 03.36 and 03.45 hours. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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