British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||50° 43'N, 10° 16'W - Grid BF 1128|
|Complement||82 (37 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Buenos Aires|
|History||Completed in December 1917 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.40 hours on 5 Dec 1939 the Navasota (Master Charles Joseph Goble) in convoy OB-46 was hit by one torpedo from U-47 and sank about 150 miles west of Bishop Rock. The master and 36 crew members were lost. 37 crew members were picked up by HMS Escapade (H 17) (Cdr H.R. Graham, RN) and eight crew members by the British steam merchant Clan Farquhar and landed at Capetown.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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