British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Saguenay Terminals Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||31 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)|
|Position||8° 50'N, 15° 30'W - Grid ET 2677|
|Complement||49 (3 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||UK - Las Palmas - Pepel|
|Notes on event|
At 07.39 hours on 31 May 1941 the Sire (Master John Thomas Bennett), dispersed from convoy OB-320, was hit on the starboard side in the bow by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after 10 minutes west-southwest of Freetown. Three crew members were lost. The master and 45 crew members were picked up by HMS Marguerite (K 54) (LtCdr A.N. Blundell) and landed at Freetown on 6 June.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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