Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,456 tons
Completed1938 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerInver Tankers Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), London 
Date of attack11 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)
Position48° 14'N, 11° 48'W - Grid BE 6337
Complement49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteTrinidad - Coryton 
Cargo13.000 tons of gasoline 
History Completed in June 1938 
Notes on event

At 13.50 hours on 11 Sep 1939 the unescorted Inverliffey (Master William Trowsdale) was stopped by a shot across her bow by U-38 and sunk by a torpedo southwest of the Scilly Isles. The master and 48 crew members were picked up by the American steam tanker R.G. Stewart, transferred to the American steam merchant City of Joliet and landed at Milford Haven. The neutral tanker had been stopped earlier by U-38 by a shot across her bow 253 miles west of Ushant (48°17N/11°16W) but was allowed to continue after an examination.

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