British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Lawther, Latta & Co (Nitrate Producers SS Co), London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)|
|Position||59° 30'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 2472|
|Complement||46 (29 dead and 17 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Loch Ewe - Boston MA|
|Cargo||3015 tons of coal|
|Notes on event|
At 23.27 hours on 23 Feb 1941 the Anglo-Peruvian (Master Cyril Mervyn Quick), dispersed from convoy OB-288 the same day, was hit by two torpedoes from U-96, broke in two and sank within three minutes southwest of Iceland. The master, 26 crew members and two gunners were lost. 17 crew members were picked up by the British merchant Harberton and landed at Halifax on 4 March.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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