Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,843 tons
Completed1937 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne 
OwnerEllermanĀ“s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack9 Jan 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position57° 57'N, 17° 42'W - Grid AL 3846
Complement57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).
RouteNew York - Hull 
Cargo5000 tons of iron and steel and 600 tons of grain 
History Completed in December 1937 
Notes on event

At 18.14 hours on 9 Jan 1941 the unescorted Bassano (Master Dunsley Harwood Casson) was hit just aft of amidships by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-105 and sank by the stern northwest of Rockall. One crew member was lost. The master, 48 crew members, two gunners and five passengers were picked up by HMS Wild Swan (D 62) (LtCdr C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

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