British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||James Nourse Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-557 (Ottokar Arnold Paulssen)|
|Position||53° 36'N, 16° 40'W - Grid AM 4774|
|Complement||82 (59 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||London - Freetown - Calcutta|
|Cargo||General cargo and 28 aircraft|
|History||Completed in March 1928 |
|Notes on event|
Between 01.25 and 01.43 hours on 27 Aug 1941, U-557 fired four single torpedoes at convoy OS-4 west of Ireland and reported three ships sunk and another damaged which was hit after the torpedo had missed the intended target. In fact, only Segundo and Saugor were hit and sunk.
52 crew members and seven gunners from the Saugor (Master James Arthur Aitken Steel) were lost. The master and 22 survivors were picked up by the British rescue ship Perth (Master Keith Williamson, OBE) and landed at Greenock the next day.
|On board||We have details of 58 people who were on board.|
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