British Steam tanker
|Completed||1928 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Lago Shipping Co Ltd (Esso), London|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-502 (Jürgen von Rosenstiel)|
|Position||11° 50'N, 70° 30'W - Grid EC 9465|
|Complement||26 (17 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Lake Maracaibo - Aruba|
|History||Completed in April 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.44 hours on 16 February 1942 the unescorted Tia Juana (Master George Milbanke) was hit on starboard side forward by one G7a torpedo from U-502, caught fire and sank quickly about 25 miles southwest of Punta Macolla, Venezuela. The master and 16 crew members were lost. Nine crew members were rescued and landed at Maracaibo.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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