HMS Zinnia (K 98)
|Name||HMS Zinnia (K 98)|
|Completed||1941 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||23 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||40° 25'N, 10° 40'W - Grid CG 2783|
|Complement||65 officers and men (50 dead and 15 survivors).|
|History||Completed in March 1941 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.25 hours on 23 August 1941, U-564 fired three single torpedoes at ships in convoy OG-71 about 80 miles west-northwest of Cabo Mondego, Portugal and claimed the sinking of two steamers and a corvette. However, only the loss of HMS Zinnia (K 98) (LtCdr C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR) can be confirmed from Allied sources. 17 survivors were rescued by the corvettes HMS Wallflower (K 44) (LtCdr I.J. Tyson, RN), HMS Campion (K 108) (LtCdr A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Campanula (K 18) (LtCdr R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR), but one died shortly after being picked up and another died in Gibraltar where the survivors were landed in the evening.
|On board||We have details of 65 people who were on board.|
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