British Steam tanker
|Completed||1921 - Standard Shipbuilding Corp, Shooter´s Island NY|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 May 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||57° 46'N, 3° 45'W - Grid AN 1753|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Scapa Flow, Orkneys (4 May) - Invergordon, Cromarty Firth|
|Cargo||2193 tons of fuel oil and 12 Sunderland aircraft floats|
|Notes on event|
At 20.10 hours on 4 May 1940 the San Tiburcio (Master Walter Frederick Fynn) struck a mine laid on 10 February by U-9 4 miles 330° from Tarbett Ness, Moray Firth. A tug and HMS Codrington (D 65) were sent to assist the tanker, but she broke in two after 45 minutes and sank. The master and 39 crew members were picked up by her escort HMS Leicester City (FY 223) (T/Lt A.R. Cornish, RNR) and landed at Invergordon.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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