British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||12 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-553 (Karl Thurmann)|
|Position||49° 19'N, 64° 51'W - Grid BB 1458|
|Complement||88 (6 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal (10 May) - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||3800 tons of general cargo, including aircraft|
|History||Completed in March 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.52 hours on 12 May 1942 the unescorted Nicoya (Master Ernest Henry Brice) was torpedoed by U-553 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence south of Anticosti Island and sank following a coup de grâce at 06.11 hours. Five crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 62 crew members, nine gunners and ten passengers landed at Fame Point Lighthouse, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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