British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||29 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||54° 00'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 4587|
|Complement||50 (50 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - New York|
|History||Completed in March 1918 as War Pointer for The Shipping Controller, managed by Cairns, Noble & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1919 renamed Bassa for Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.53 hours on 29 September 1940 the unescorted Bassa (Master George Edward Anderson), dispersed only a few hours earlier from convoy OB-218, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-32 and sank by the stern southwest of Rockall. The Germans observed how the crew abandoned ship in lifeboats, but the survivors were never seen again. The master, 47 crew members and two gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 50 people who were on board.|
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