British Motor merchant
|Completed||1913 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||United Baltic Co, London|
|Date of attack||30 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||3° 25'N, 15° 46'W - Grid ET 8831|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Capetown (13 Sep) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||3502 tons of cotton, 5498 tons of general cargo and grain|
|History||Completed in April 1913 as Siam for A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen. On 11 Apr 1940, seized by a British warship in the Strait of Malacca, transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Siam II. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.47 hours on 30 Sep 1942 the unescorted Siam II (Master Aage Larsen) was torpedoed by U-506 southwest of Monrovia and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 00.05 hours on 1 October. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners were picked up on 1 October by Nagpore and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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