Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,966 tons
Completed1928 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack11 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)
Position54° 48'N, 13° 46'W - Grid AM 4585
Complement32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).
ConvoySL-41 (straggler)
RouteMackay, Queensland (25 Feb) - Freetown - Avonmouth 
Cargo7800 tons of raw sugar 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

At 15.19 hours on 11 August 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Llanfair (Master William Evans), a straggler from convoy SL-41, was hit by one torpedo from U-38 in the stern and sank after 11 minutes about 200 miles west of Tory Island. Two crew members were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS California (F 55) (Capt C.J. Pope, CBE, RAN), but one man died aboard and was buried at sea on 13 August.

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