Ships hit by U-boats

San Tiburcio

British Steam tanker

NameSan Tiburcio
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,995 tons
Completed1921 - Standard Shipbuilding Corp, Shooter´s Island NY 
OwnerEagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack4 May 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position57° 46'N, 3° 45'W - Grid AN 1753
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteScapa Flow, Orkneys (4 May) - Invergordon, Cromarty Firth 
Cargo2193 tons of fuel oil and 12 Sunderland aircraft floats 
Notes on event

At 20.10 hours on 4 May 1940 the San Tiburcio (Master Walter Frederick Fynn) struck a mine laid on 10 February by U-9 4 miles 330° from Tarbett Ness, Moray Firth. A tug and HMS Codrington (D 65) were sent to assist the tanker, but she broke in two after 45 minutes and sank. The master and 39 crew members were picked up by her escort HMS Leicester City (FY 223) (T/Lt A.R. Cornish, RNR) and landed at Invergordon.

The master Walter Frederick Fynn died when his next ship, the San Arcadio was sunk by U-107 (Gelhaus) on 31 Jan 1942.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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