Ena de Larrinaga
British Steam merchant
|Name||Ena de Larrinaga|
|Completed||1925 - F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing, Danzig|
|Owner||Larrinaga & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||5 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||01.10N, 26.00W - Grid FD 1644|
|Complement||43 (5 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||5607 tons of coal and general cargo|
|History||Completed in March 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.38 hours on 5 Apr, 1941, the unescorted Ena de Larrinaga (Master Reginald Sharpe Craston) was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-105 and sank slowly on an even keel 205 miles east of St. Paul Rocks. The U-boat had spotted the ship about 10 hours earlier and decided to wait for the night to attack. Four crew members and one gunner of 39 crew members, two military and two naval gunners were lost. The master and 18 survivors were rescued after 13 days and landed at Rio de Fogo near Toures, Brazil. The chief officer and 18 survivors were picked up by the Brazilian steam passenger ship Almirante Alexandrio and landed at Pernambuco.
The master Reginald S. Craston was awarded an OBE and the Lloyd’s War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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