British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||9 Jan 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||57° 57'N, 17° 42'W - Grid AL 3846|
|Complement||57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Hull|
|Cargo||5000 tons of iron and steel and 600 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in December 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.14 hours on 9 Jan 1941 the unescorted Bassano (Master Dunsley Harwood Casson) was hit just aft of amidships by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-105 and sank by the stern northwest of Rockall. One crew member was lost. The master, 48 crew members, two gunners and five passengers were picked up by HMS Wild Swan (D 62) (LtCdr C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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