Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,026 tons
Completed1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerStandard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong 
Date of attack30 Jan 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position49° 20'N, 7° 04'W - Grid BF 19
Complement35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).
RouteLondon - New York 
History Completed in December 1928 
Notes on event

At 07.00 and 11.05 hours on 30 January 1940, U-55 attacked convoy OA-80G (later designated OG-16) and sank Vaclite in the first and Keramiai in the second attack. The U-boat was herself sunk by the escorts after the second attack.

The Vaclite (Master George Legg) was sunk about 50 miles southwest of the Scilly Isles. The master and 34 crew members were picked up by the Italian steam merchant Pollenzo and landed at Barry.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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