Ships hit by U-boats


Llanfair

British Steam merchant


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NameLlanfair
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,966 tons
Completed1928 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack11 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)
Position54.48N, 13.46W - Grid AM 4585
Complement33 (3 dead and 30 survivors).
ConvoySL-41 (straggler)
RouteMackay, Queensland (25 Feb) - Freetown - Avonmouth 
Cargo7800 tons of sugar 
History  
Notes on event

At 15.19 hours on 11 Aug, 1940, the 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 west of Ireland. Three crew members were lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by the American merchant California.

 
On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

Location of attack on Llanfair.

ship sunk.


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