Ships hit by U-boats


San Tiburcio

British Steam tanker



NameSan Tiburcio
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,995 tons
Completed1921 - Standard Shipbuilding Corp, Shooter´s Island NY 
OwnerEagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack4 May 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position57.46N, 03.45W - Grid AN 1753
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
Convoy
RouteScapa Flow, Orkneys (4 May) - Invergordon, Cromarty Firth 
Cargo2193 tons of fuel oil and 12 Sunderland aircraft floats 
History  
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.

The master Walter Frederick Fynn died when his next ship, the San Arcadio was sunk by U-107 (Gelhaus) on 31 Jan, 1942.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on San Tiburcio.

ship sunk.


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