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|Completed||1920 - Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||7 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||34° 30'S, 23° 10'E - Grid KY 6177|
|Complement||58 (7 dead and 51 survivors).|
|Route||Port Said - Mombasa - Tamatave - Durban - Capetown - Rio de Janeiro|
|Cargo||1100 tons of salt ballast and 63 bags of mail|
|History||Laid down as War Whale for The Shipping Controller, completed in April 1920 as Sabor for Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.09 hours on 7 March 1943 the unescorted Sabor (Master Peter Merrick Burrell) was torpedoed by U-506 southeast of Mossel Bay. The ship sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 05.32 hours. Seven crew members were lost. The master, 41 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R-8 and landed at Mossel Bay.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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