British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)|
|Position||51.00N, 30.10W - Grid BD 3115|
|Complement||82 (1 dead and 81 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||4000 tons of general cargo, including foodstuffs and mail|
|History||Completed in March 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.26 hours on 10 Mar, 1943, the Tucurinca (Master John Allen Moore) in convoy HX-228 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-221 and sank southeast of Cape Farewell. The third engineer was lost. The master, 65 crew members, five gunners and ten passengers (RCAF officers) were picked up by FFL Roselys (K 57) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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