Potrero del Llano
Mexican Steam tanker
|Name||Potrero del Llano|
|Completed||1912 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Tampico|
|Date of attack||14 May 1942||Nationality: Mexican|
|Fate||Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||25° 35'N, 80° 06'W - Grid DM 2643|
|Complement||35 (13 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Tampico - New York|
|Cargo||6132 tons of petroleum|
|History||Completed in December 1912 as British F.A. Tamplin for F.A. Tamplin SS Co Ltd (T.W. Tamplin & Co), London. 1921 sold to Belgium and renamed Arminco for SA d'Armement, d'Industrie & de Commerce, Antwerp. 1930 sold to Italy and renamed Lucifero for Società Italiana Transporti Petroliferi (SITP), Genoa. On 10 Jun 1940 interned at Tampico and on 8 Dec 1941 seized by Mexico and renamed Potrero del Llano. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.17 hours on 14 May 1942 the unescorted and neutral Potrero del Llano (Master Gabriel Cruz Díaz) was torpedoed and sunk by U-564 east of Cape Florida. The survivors were picked up by the American patrol vessel USS PC-536 and taken to Miami.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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