Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Zinnia (K 98)

British Corvette

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NameHMS Zinnia (K 98)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage900 tons
Completed1941 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack23 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)
Position40° 25'N, 10° 40'W - Grid CG 2783
Complement65 officers and men (50 dead and 15 survivors).
History Completed in March 1941 
Notes on event

At 05.25 hours on 23 August 1941, U-564 fired three single torpedoes at ships in convoy OG-71 about 80 miles west-northwest of Cabo Mondego, Portugal and claimed the sinking of two steamers and a corvette. However, only the loss of HMS Zinnia (K 98) (LtCdr C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR) can be confirmed from Allied sources. 17 survivors were rescued by the corvettes HMS Wallflower (K 44) (LtCdr I.J. Tyson, RN), HMS Campion (K 108) (LtCdr A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Campanula (K 18) (LtCdr R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR), but one died shortly after being picked up and another died in Gibraltar where the survivors were landed in the evening.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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