Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Zinnia (K 98)

British Corvette

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NameHMS Zinnia (K 98)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage900 tons
Completed1941 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack23 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)
Position40° 25'N, 10° 40'W - Grid CG 2783
Complement85 officers and men (68 dead and 17 survivors).
Notes on event

At 05.25 hours on 23 Aug 1941, U-564 fired three single torpedoes at ships in the convoy OG-71 west of 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.

On boardWe have details of 51 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Zinnia (K 98).

ship sunk.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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