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Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941
Posted by: Mark McShane ()
Date: May 11, 2009 11:24PM

Rainer,



Q1, I'll get back to you tomorrow.

Q2, There were 19 seamen in the lifeboat that landed at Clifden, 9 from PETREL, 9 from LAPWING and 1 from CORTES. The other 2 CORTES crew picked up after the LAPWING sunk were two arab firemen anf they died during the two weeks in the lifeboat. The sole CORTES survivor to make it ashore was the bosun, Alfonso Pimentil. Originally from the Philipines but living and married in Liverpool. Pimentil was in a very weak state when he arrived at Clifden and was taken to hospital. Unfortunately the following day he died. He is buried outside Clifden in a small graveyard, badly overgrown I have spent hours walking through bushes and long grass trying to identify his plot, but I have yet to positively ID his last resting place.

Q3, After HMS LARKSPUR had lost the U/B contact she was returning to the convoy. She passed the stopped LAPWING (although did not ID the stopped ship herself). She cast off a small cutter when passing the men in the water.
When LARKSPUR rejoined she informed SO Escort that she had sighted a stopped ship still afloat. Rescue tug Zwartee Zee was instructed to go back and take the stopped ship in tow, she was escorted by HMS LEITH. A Catalina was also tasked with searching for the ship and other survivors. LEITH did find one final survivor from LAPWING on a raft, but nothing else. On the evening of 2nd October the search for any further survivors was called off.

regards,

Mark

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Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/09/2009 03:33PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Rainer 05/10/2009 12:50PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/11/2009 07:53PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/11/2009 08:39PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Rainer 05/11/2009 09:41PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/11/2009 09:52PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 jcrt 05/11/2009 06:17PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 jcrt 05/11/2009 06:51PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/11/2009 08:01PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Rainer 05/11/2009 10:36PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/11/2009 11:24PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Rainer 05/12/2009 08:27PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/12/2009 09:05PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/12/2009 10:40PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Steve Pimentil 06/06/2011 10:25PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 kathy allan 04/29/2012 11:54PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 04/30/2012 07:41AM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Steve Pimentil 06/06/2011 10:51PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 Mark McShane 06/07/2011 02:12PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th September 1941 jcrt 05/12/2009 05:29PM
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Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th / 27th September 1941 Rainer 05/12/2009 08:16PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th / 27th September 1941 Mark McShane 05/12/2009 09:12PM
Re: Attack on HG-73, 26th / 27th September 1941 jcrt 05/13/2009 07:27PM
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