Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,373 tons
Completed1930 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSilver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London 
Date of attack30 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-106 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position16° 42'N, 25° 29'W - Grid EJ 1933
Complement54 (3 dead and 51 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Capetown - Oban - London 
Cargo2501 tons of pig iron, 5304 tons of kernels, 500 tons of manganese ore and 382 tons of kyanite ore 
History Completed in February 1930 
Notes on event

At 00.36 hours on 30 May 1941 the unescorted Silveryew (Master James Smith) was hit in the stern by one of two torpedoes from U-106 and sank west of the Cape Verde Islands. The master and two crew members were lost. 47 crew members, three gunners and one passenger made landfall at San Antonio, Cape Verde Islands.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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