British Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||58° 48'N, 18° 17'W - Grid AL 3488|
|Complement||58 (58 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Monrovia, Liberia - Liverpool|
|Cargo||West African produce|
|History||Completed in February 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.33 hours on 18 February 1941 the unescorted Seaforth (Master Walter Minns) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-103 about 300 miles south of Iceland and sank quickly after being hit in the stern by a coup de grâce at 21.50 hours. The ship had been spotted in heavy seas at 13.55 hours and missed by a first torpedo at 21.30 hours. The U-boat observed that lifeboats were launched after the first hit, but the master, 46 crew members, two gunners and nine passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 58 people who were on board.|
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