Ships hit by U-boats


Zurichmoor

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2871

NameZurichmoor
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,455 tons
Completed1925 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack23 May 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position39° 30'N, 66° 00'W - Grid CB 1928
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteHalifax (21 May) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in September 1925 
Notes on event

At 00.24 hours on 23 May 1942 the unescorted Zurichmoor (Master James Henry Anderson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-432 and sank by the bow within 90 seconds about 400 miles east of Philadelphia. The master and 38 crew members and six gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

Location of attack on Zurichmoor.

ship sunk.


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