British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-371 (Heinrich Driver)|
|Position||35° 19'N, 23° 53'W - Grid CF 7866|
|Complement||141 (65 dead and 76 survivors).|
|Route||London - Clyde - Basrah|
|Cargo||68 passengers, government stores and general cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.38 hours on 30 July 1941 the unescorted Shahristan (Master Eric Henry Wilson), dispersed from convoy OS-1, was torpedoed and sunk by U-371 southeast of the Azores. The master, 38 crew members and 26 passengers were lost. 33 survivors were picked up by the Spanish tanker Campeche and 37 survivors by the HMS Sunflower (K 41) (LtCdr J.T. Jones, RNR) and landed at Ponta Delgada, Azores. Six survivors were rescued by HMS Derbyshire (F 78) (Capt E.A.B. Stanley, DSO, MVO, RN) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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