British Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-511 (Friedrich Steinhoff)|
|Position||18° 09'N, 74° 38'W - Grid EC 1299|
|Complement||59 (26 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao (25 Aug) - Key West - UK|
|Cargo||18.000 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in May 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.29 hours on 27 Aug 1942, U-511 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the convoy TAW-15 about 120 miles south-southeast of Guantanamo and claimed two ships with 17.000 tons sunk and another damaged. The San Fabian and Rotterdam were sunk and the Esso Aruba was damaged.
23 crew members and three gunners from the San Fabian (Master Lloyd Guy Emmott) were lost. The master, 31 crew members and one gunner were picked up by USS Lea (DD 118) and the American patrol craft USS PC-38 and landed at Guantanamo Bay. They were brought to Charleston, South Carolina by the American motor merchant Nonsuco, arriving on 15 September.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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