British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||53° 00'N, 18° 00'W - Grid AL 6832|
|Complement||68 (68 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Kingston, Jamaica - Garston|
|Cargo||1500 tons of bananas|
|History||Completed in February 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.13 hours on 30 Sep 1940 the unescorted Samala (Master Albert Edward Harvey) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-37 west of Ireland. The U-boat did not wait until the ship sank to operate on a reported convoy, but fired a few rounds from the deck gun into the side to make sure that the ship will sink. The master, 64 crew members, one gunner and two passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 67 people who were on board.|
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