British Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||30 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||16° 42'N, 25° 29'W - Grid EJ 1933|
|Complement||54 (3 dead and 51 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Capetown - Oban - London|
|Cargo||2501 tons of pig iron, 5304 tons of kernels, 500 tons of manganese ore and 382 tons of kyanite ore|
|History||Completed in February 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.36 hours on 30 May 1941 the unescorted Silveryew (Master James Smith) was hit in the stern by one of two torpedoes from U-106 and sank west of the Cape Verde Islands. The master and two crew members were lost. 47 crew members, three gunners and one passenger made landfall at San Antonio, Cape Verde Islands.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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