British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-384 (Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski)|
|Position||51.04N, 33.20W - Grid AK 8867|
|Complement||58 (5 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - New York (8 Mar) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||5758 tons of refrigerated meat and mail|
|History||Completed in May 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.05 hours on 17 Mar, 1943, U-384 fired three torpedoes at the convoy HX-229 northeast of St. John’s, heard three detonations and claimed two ships sunk and another as damaged. At the same time U-631 (Krüger) reported the sinking of a tanker with one torpedo. It is unlikely that the Coracero in station #92 and the Terkoelei were hit by the same U-boat, apparently U-384 sank the first ship and U-631 the latter.
Five crew members from the Coracero (Master Robert Clarke Young) were lost. The master, 44 crew members, seven gunners and one passenger (DBS) were picked up by HMS Mansfield (G 76) (LtCdr L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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