British Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||56° 37'N, 17° 15'W - Grid AL 0381|
|Complement||53 (1 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Mersey|
|Cargo||11.300 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in July 1931 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.15 hours on 20 Oct 1940, U-100 fired two torpedoes at two tankers in convoy HX-79 from within the columns about 150 miles southwest of Rockall and hit Caprella and Sitala, which both caught fire after being torpedoed and sank later.
The burning Caprella (Master Percy Prior) was quickly abandoned by the crew. One crew member was lost. The master and 51 crew members were picked up by HMS Lady Elsa (FY 124) (Lt J.G. Rankin, RNR) and landed at Belfast.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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