British Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||54° 55'N, 18° 17'W - Grid AL 6549|
|Complement||55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Clyde|
|Cargo||13815 tons of Admiralty fuel oil|
|Notes on event|
At 23.10 hours on 21 Sep 1940, U-100 attacked convoy HX-72 for the first time about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland and reported sinking two steamers with 9000 tons and the tanker Torinia and another steamer probably sunk. In fact, the Canonesa, Torinia and Dalcairn were hit, which all sank during the night.
The Torinia (Master Henry Jackson) was later scuttled by HMS Skate (H 39) (Lt F.B. Baker, DSC) in 55°N/19°W. The master and 54 crew members were picked up by the destroyer and landed at Londonderry on 23 September.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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