British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Headlam & Sons, Whitby|
|Date of attack||14 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||49° 05'N, 13° 05'W - Grid BE 3834|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Rio de Janeiro|
|Cargo||4300 tons of coal|
|Notes on event|
At 12.13 hours on 14 Oct 1939 the Sneaton (Master Thomas Granger) was stopped by U-48 with gunfire about 150 miles southwest of Cape Clear and was sunk by a torpedo 20 minutes later after the crew abandoned ship. One crew member was lost. The survivors were picked up by the Belgian tanker Alexandria André and landed at Weymouth.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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