Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,457 tons
Completed1926 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland 
OwnerLawther, Latta & Co (Nitrate Producers SS Co), London 
Date of attack23 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)
Position59° 30'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 2472
Complement46 (29 dead and 17 survivors).
ConvoyOB-288 (dispersed)
RouteTyne - Loch Ewe - Boston MA 
Cargo3015 tons of coal 
Notes on event

At 23.27 hours on 23 Feb 1941 the Anglo-Peruvian (Master Cyril Mervyn Quick), dispersed from convoy OB-288 the same day, was hit by two torpedoes from U-96, broke in two and sank within three minutes southwest of Iceland. The master, 26 crew members and two gunners were lost. 17 crew members were picked up by the British merchant Harberton and landed at Halifax on 4 March.

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