British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Evan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||11 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||54° 48'N, 13° 46'W - Grid AM 4585|
|Complement||32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Mackay, Queensland (25 Feb) - Freetown - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||7800 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.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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