Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,412 tons
Completed1926 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow 
OwnerElders & Fyffes Ltd, London 
Date of attack10 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)
Position51° 00'N, 30° 10'W - Grid BD 3115
Complement82 (1 dead and 81 survivors).
RouteHalifax - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth 
Cargo4000 tons of general cargo, including foodstuffs and mail 
History Completed in March 1926 
Notes on event

At 21.26 hours on 10 March 1943 the Tucurinca (Master John Allen Moore) in convoy HX-228 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-221 and sank southeast of Cape Farewell. The third engineer was lost. The master, 65 crew members, five gunners and ten passengers (RCAF officers) were picked up by FFL Roselys (K 57) and landed at Gourock.

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