Ships hit by U-boats

Siam II

British Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameSiam II
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,637 tons
Completed1913 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerUnited Baltic Co, London 
Date of attack30 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)
Position3° 25'N, 15° 46'W - Grid ET 8831
Complement39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Capetown (13 Sep) - Freetown - UK 
Cargo3502 tons of cotton, 5498 tons of general cargo and grain 
History Completed in April 1913 as Siam for A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen. On 11 Apr 1940, seized by a British warship in the Strait of Malacca, transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Siam II
Notes on event

At 23.47 hours on 30 Sep 1942 the unescorted Siam II (Master Aage Larsen) was torpedoed by U-506 southwest of Monrovia and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 00.05 hours on 1 October. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners were picked up on 1 October by Nagpore and landed at Freetown.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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