Ships hit by U-boats


Silverpalm

British Motor merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2694

NameSilverpalm
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,373 tons
Completed1929 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSilver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack12 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-371 (Heinrich Driver)
Position56.27N, 25.12W - Grid AL 1997
Complement68 (68 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteCalcutta (17 Apr) - Capetown - Freetown (31 May) - Glasgow 
Cargo9000 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in December 1929 
Notes on event

At 03.26 hours on 12 Jun, 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 boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

Location of attack on Silverpalm.

ship sunk.


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