Search: Sort by:
 
 
  Search

SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - S T U

11)SIAM II MoWT U-506




Photo. www.photoship.co.uk



Built 1913


Tonnage 6,637/10,075 tons


Cargo: 3,502 tons of cotton, 5,498 tons of general cargo and grain 


Route: Alexandria - Capetown - Freetown - UK 


Sunk 30/09/42 By  U-506 position  03º 25’N  15º  46’W


0 Dead


39  Survivors



Allied propaganda extolling the  high quality of diesel oil used by SIAM II throughout the long voyage.


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.


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.


By www.uboat.net


 

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MAY FIND SIMILAR

Copyright www.sixtant.net 2007/2019