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|Completed||1921 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Hermann Kottmann)|
|Position||33.12N, 18.24W - Grid DH 2549|
|Complement||58 (8 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Freetown (16 Oct) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||5141 tons of frozen meat|
|History||Completed in February 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.07 hours the next day, U-659 (Stock) tried to sink the ship with two coups de grâce, but she remained afloat. At 04.16 hours on 30 October, the wreck was finally sunk by one coup de grâce and gunfire from U-203 north of the Canary Islands.
Seven crew members and one gunner from the Corinaldo (Master William Anderson) were lost. The master, 41 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by HMS Cowslip (K 196) (LtCdr F. Granger, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Corinaldo
|29 Oct 1942||U-509||Oblt. Werner Witte||Damaged||7,131|
|30 Oct 1942||U-659||Kptlt. Hans Stock||Damaged||7,131|
|30 Oct 1942||U-203||Oblt. Hermann Kottmann||Sunk||7,131|
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