DescriptionShuntien was sunk on 23 December 1941 off the coast of Cyrenaica, Libya by U-559 while carrying Italian and German prisoners of war. HMS Salvia and HMS Heythrop rescued survivors, but most were aboard Salvia which was sunk a few hours later with the loss of all aboard.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost900
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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