Arthur F. Corwin
British Motor tanker
|Name||Arthur F. Corwin|
|Completed||1938 - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Owner||Oriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||13 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)|
|Position||60° 25'N, 17° 11'W - Grid AL 3281|
|Complement||46 (46 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Aruba - Halifax - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||14,500 tons of motor spirit|
|History||Completed in August 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.25 hours on 13 February 1941, U-103 (Schütze) damaged the Arthur F. Corwin (Master John Lawrence Gant), a straggler from convoy HX-106, with two torpedoes southeast of Iceland. The U-boat then left the burning tanker in a sinking condition.
At 19.50 hours the same day, U-96 came across the wreck of Arthur F. Corwin which was still afloat and sank her with two coups de grâce. The master, 44 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Arthur F. Corwin
|13 Feb 1941||U-103||KrvKpt. Viktor Schütze||Damaged||10,516|
|13 Feb 1941||U-96||Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock||Sunk||10,516|
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