Ships hit by U-boats

Arthur F. Corwin

British Motor tanker

NameArthur F. Corwin
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,516 tons
Completed1938 - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 
OwnerOriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong 
Date of attack13 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)
Position60° 25'N, 17° 11'W - Grid AL 3281
Complement46 (46 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyHX-106 (straggler)
RouteAruba - Halifax - Avonmouth 
Cargo14,500 tons of motor spirit 
History Completed in August 1938 
Notes on event

At 16.25 hours on 13 February 1941, U-103 (Schütze) damaged the Arthur F. Corwin (Master John Lawrence Gant), a straggler from convoy HX-106, with two torpedoes southeast of Iceland. The U-boat then left the burning tanker in a sinking condition.

At 19.50 hours the same day, U-96 came across the wreck of Arthur F. Corwin which was still afloat and sank her with two coups de grâce. The master, 44 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

Attack entries for Arthur F. Corwin

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
13 Feb 1941U-103KrvKpt. Viktor SchützeDamaged10,516  
13 Feb 1941U-96Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-WillenbrockSunk10,516  

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