British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||Grid AL 0381|
|Complement||44 (1 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Manchester|
|Cargo||8444 tons of crude oil|
|History||Completed in March 1937 |
|Notes on loss|
At 00.15 hours on 20 Oct, 1940, U-100 fired two torpedoes at two tankers in convoy HX-79 from within the columns about 150 miles southwest of Rockall and hit Caprella and Sitala, which both caught fire after being torpedoed and sank later.
The burning Sitala (Master John Lewis Morgans) was quickly abandoned and sank later after breaking in two. One crew member was lost. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Elsa (FY 124) (Lt J.G. Rankin, RNR) and landed at Belfast.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 2 people who were on this vessel|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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