British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||56° 37'N, 17° 15'W - Grid AL 0381|
|Complement||44 (1 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Manchester|
|Cargo||8444 tons of crude oil|
|History||Completed in March 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.15 hours on 20 October 1940 U-100 fired two torpedoes at two tankers in convoy HX-79 from within the columns about 150 miles southwest of Rockall and hit Caprella and Sitala, which both caught fire after being torpedoed and sank later.
The burning Sitala (Master John Lewis Morgans) was quickly abandoned and sank later after breaking in two. One crew member was lost. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Elsa (FY 124) (Lt J.G. Rankin, RNR) and landed at Belfast.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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