Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,664 tons
Completed1938 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSaguenay Terminals Ltd, Montreal 
Date of attack31 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-107 (G√ľnter Hessler)
Position8° 50'N, 15° 30'W - Grid ET 2677
Complement49 (3 dead and 46 survivors).
ConvoyOB-320 (dispersed)
RouteUK - Las Palmas - Pepel 
Notes on event

At 07.39 hours on 31 May 1941 the Sire (Master John Thomas Bennett), dispersed from convoy OB-320, was hit on the starboard side in the bow by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after 10 minutes west-southwest of Freetown. Three crew members were lost. The master and 45 crew members were picked up by HMS Marguerite (K 54) (LtCdr A.N. Blundell) and landed at Freetown on 6 June.

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