British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1943 - Oregon Shipbuilding Co, Portland OR|
|Owner||Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-188 (Siegfried Lüdden)|
|Position||13° 13'N, 55° 56'E - Grid MQ 4658|
|Complement||49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Aden - New York|
|History||Launched as American Manasseh Cutler, lend-leased to Britain and completed in September 1943 as Samouri for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 02.25 hours on 26 Jan 1944 the unescorted Samouri (Master William John Slade) was torpedoed and sunk by U-188 east-northeast of Socotra Island in the Gulf of Aden. The master, 38 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by the Shahzada and landed at Aden.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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