Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,364 tons
Completed1939 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack21 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position54° 55'N, 18° 17'W - Grid AL 6549
Complement55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).
RouteCuraçao - Clyde 
Cargo13815 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.

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