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9)SIRE




Sister ship Corabella. Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


 


Built 1938


Tonnage 5,664 / 9,050 tons


Cargo: Ballast


Route: UK - Las Palmas - Pepel 


Sunk 31/MAY/41 by U-107 on pos. 08º 50"N 15º 30"W


3 Dead


46 Survivors


At 07.39 hours on 31 May, 1941, the Sire (Master John Thomas Bennett), dispersed from convoy OB-320, was hit on the starboard side in the bow by one torpedo from U-107 and sank after 10 minutes west-southwest of Freetown. Three crew members were lost. The master and 45 crew members were picked up by HMS Marguerite (K 54) (LtCdr A.N. Blundell) and landed at Freetown on 6 June.


By www.uboat.net


 

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