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|Completed||1909 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||19 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||51° 51'N, 2° 25'E - Grid AN 8713|
|Complement||20 (20 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Antwerp (18 Nov) - Blyth|
|History||Completed in September 1909 as Lancer 1937 renamed Stanbrook, but the same year also carried the name Polyfloisvos for a short time when used by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.13 hours on 19 November 1939 the unescorted Stanbrook (Master Archibald Dickson) was hit on the port side in the stern by one G7a torpedo from U-57, broke in two and sank quickly west-northwest of the North Hinder Lightship. The master and 19 crew members were lost. The torpedo had been a tube runner and hit despite of being launched manually due to the short distance to the target.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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