DS Samlanes var på reise fra Swansea til Shoreham da det ble minesprengt 13. mars 1941 utenfor Lizard Head, Cornwall. Det ble sendt ut redningsbåt fra land, men det ble ikke funnet noen overlevende blant vrakgodset. Mannskapet bestod av 13 nordmenn, en ire og en svenske.
SS Samlanes was on a journey from Swansea to Shoreham. On the 13th of March 1941, the vessel hit a mine outside Lizard Head, Cornwall. A rescue boat was immediately sent from shore, but no survivors were found amongst the wreckage. 13 Norwegians, an Irishman and a Swedish sailor perished in the sinking.