British Motor tanker
|Completed||1932 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||C.T. Bowring & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||60° 00'N, 16° 00'W - Grid AL 3133|
|Complement||44 (9 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Scapa Flow, Orkneys|
|Cargo||11,200 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in November 1932 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.15 hours on 28 April 1941 the Capulet (Master Edward Henry Richardson, DSC) in convoy HX-121 was torpedoed by U-552 (Topp) south of Iceland in 60°16N/16°10W. She broke her back, caught fire and was abandoned. Eight crew members and one of four gunners were lost. After HMS Douglas (D 90) (Cdr W.E. Banks, DSC, RN) tried to sink the tanker with gunfire, the destroyer picked up the master and 17 survivors and landed them at Londonderry. 17 survivors were rescued by the British rescue ship Zaafaran (Master Charles Kavanagh McGowan, DSC) and landed at Greenock on 1 May.
At 21.14 hours on 2 May, U-201 found the drifting wreck of the Capulet and sank her by a coup de grâce.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Capulet
|28 Apr 1941||U-552||Oblt. Erich Topp||Damaged||8,190|
|2 May 1941||U-201||Oblt. Adalbert Schnee||Sunk||8,190|
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