British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||23 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||39.30N, 66.00W - Grid CB 1928|
|Complement||45 (45 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Halifax (21 May) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands|
|History||Completed in September 1925 |
|Notes on loss|
At 00.24 hours on 23 May, 1942, the unescorted Zurichmoor (Master James Henry Anderson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-432 and sank by the bow within 90 seconds about 400 miles east of Philadelphia. The master and 38 crew members and six gunners were lost.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 45 people who were on this vessel|
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