British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||13 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)|
|Position||60° 39'N, 26° 13'W - Grid AL 1119|
|Complement||43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax - Loch Ewe - Hull|
|Cargo||8300 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in October 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.41 hours on 13 May 1941 the Somersby (Master John William Thompson), a straggler from convoy SC-30, was hit amidships by one of two torpedoes from U-111 southwest of Reykjavik. The ship capsized and sank after being hit in the bow by a coup de grâce at 12.46 hours. The master, 38 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Greek steam merchant Marika Protopapa and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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