Ships hit by U-boats

San Nicolas

British Steam tanker

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NameSan Nicolas
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage2,391 tons
Completed1926 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerLago Shipping Co Ltd (Esso), London 
Date of attack16 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-502 (J├╝rgen von Rosenstiel)
Position12° 01'N, 70° 30'W - Grid EC 9438
Complement26 (7 dead and 19 survivors).
RouteLake Maracaibo - Aruba 
CargoCrude oil 
History Completed in May 1926 
Notes on event

At 11.50 hours on 16 February 1942 the unescorted San Nicolas was hit by one torpedo from U-502 and sank in flames 25 miles southwest of Punta Macolla in the Gulf of Venezuela. The tanker had been missed in a first attack at 11.34 hours. Seven crew members were lost. 19 crew members were rescued and landed at Maracaibo.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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