Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,810 tons
Completed1921 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerWilh. Wilhelmsen, Oslo 
Date of attack20 Oct 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position57° 55'N, 24° 57'W - Grid AL 1766
Complement33 (2 dead and 31 survivors).
RouteManchester - Montreal 
History Completed in March 1921  
Notes on event

At 01.43 hours on 20 October 1940 the Cubano (Master Håkon Martinsen) was torpedoed in convoy OB-229 by U-124 about 360 miles west of Rockall. The ship was abandoned but the lifeboats stayed close to the ship until she finally sank in the morning. Later one of the lifeboats picked up a survivor from the Sulaco, which had also been torpedoed by the same U-boat. On 21 October, all survivors were picked up by HMCS Saguenay (D 79) (Cdr G.R. Miles, RCN) and landed at Greenock two days later.

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