Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,260 tons
Completed1919 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack27 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position56° 37'N, 17° 53'W - Grid AL 3991
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteManchester - Philadelphia 
Cargo1500 tons of general cargo 
History Launched as War Swift, completed in November 1919 as Sambre 
Notes on event

At 02.58 hours on 27 July 1940 the Sambre (Master E. Bertie Ingram) in convoy OB-188 was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-34 and sank slowly south-southwest of Rockall. The master and 47 crew members were picked up by HMS Winchelsea (D 46) (LtCdr W.A.F. Hawkins) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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