British Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||31 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-71 (Walter Flachsenberg)|
|Position||37.33N, 68.22W - Grid CA 6989|
|Complement||57 (51 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao (23 Mar) - Halifax|
|Cargo||17,000 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in February 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.22 hours on 31 Mar, 1942, the unescorted San Gerardo (Master Stanley Foley) was hit by two torpedoes from U-71 and sank by the stern southeast of New York. The master, 47 crew members, two gunners and one passenger (DBS) were lost. Three crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British motor tanker Regent Panther and landed at Halifax.
|On board||We have details of 57 people who were on board.|
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