Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,677 tons
Completed1925 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland 
OwnerHeadlam & Sons, Whitby 
Date of attack14 Oct 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position49° 05'N, 13° 05'W - Grid BE 3834
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteCardiff - Rio de Janeiro 
Cargo4300 tons of coal 
Notes on event

At 12.13 hours on 14 Oct 1939 the Sneaton (Master Thomas Granger) was stopped by U-48 with gunfire about 150 miles southwest of Cape Clear and was sunk by a torpedo 20 minutes later after the crew abandoned ship. One crew member was lost. The survivors were picked up by the Belgian tanker Alexandria André and landed at Weymouth.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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