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11)SIAM II MoWT U-506


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 SEP 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  Siam II (British Motor merchant) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII -



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