British Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Blue Star Line Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||52° 17'N, 12° 32'W - Grid AM 7676|
|Complement||74 (0 dead and 74 survivors).|
|Route||Townsville (25 May), Australia - Panama - Liverpool|
|Cargo||10.700 tons of general cargo, including lead, steel, hides, refrigerated goods and wheat|
|History||Completed in November 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.57 hours on 28 July 1940 the unescorted Auckland Star (Master David Rattray MacFarlane) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-99 80 miles west-northwest of Valentia Island, Co. Kerry. The ship was hit by two G7e coups de grâce at 06.33 and 07.11 hours and capsized and sank at 07.33 hours. The master and 54 crew members landed at Dingle, Co. Kerry and 19 crew members landed at Slyne Head near Clifden, Co. Galway.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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