British Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-371 (Heinrich Driver)|
|Position||56° 27'N, 25° 12'W - Grid AL 1997|
|Complement||68 (68 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Calcutta (17 Apr) - Capetown - Freetown (31 May) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||9000 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in December 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.26 hours on 12 June 1941, U-371 hit a vessel of the Kent or Tongario type with two torpedoes and observed it sinking after 38 minutes. This must have been the Silverpalm (Master Richard Long Pallett), which was reported missing in the North Atlantic after being seen the last time on 1 June. On 15 July, a lifeboat with eight bodies was sighted by the British trawler Cave in 62°09N/13°08W. The master, 53 crew members, eleven gunners and three passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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