British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Werner Winter)|
|Position||34° 55'N, 61° 47'W - Grid DD 2265|
|Complement||48 (9 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Capetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||6488 tons of military stores|
|Notes on event|
At 08.30 hours on 5 May 1942 the unescorted Stanbank (Master George Albert Niddrie) was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-103 and sank quickly northeast of Bermuda. Seven crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were picked up after 10 days by Rhexenor and landed at Bermuda.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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