British Steam merchant
|Completed||1931 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Stone & Rolfe Ltd, Llanelly|
|Date of attack||1 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||8° 35'N, 16° 17'W - Grid ET 2829|
|Complement||20 (1 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Bathurst - Freetown- UK|
|Cargo||1316 tons of groundnuts|
|History||Completed in May 1931 as Danish Samsø for A/S D/S Heimdal (Martin Carl), Elsinore. In 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 18.34 hours on 1 May 1941 the unescorted Samsø (Master Hefarn Madsorn) was hit near the aft mast by one torpedo from U-103 southwest of Freetown and sank slowly in 50 minutes. One crew member was lost. The master and 18 crew members in three lifeboats landed at Los Island, French Guinea on 3 May, were taken to Conakry and thence to Freetown on 16 May.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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