Ships hit by U-boats

José de Larrinaga

British Steam merchant

José de Larrinaga under her former name Loch Tay

NameJosé de Larrinaga
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,303 tons
Completed1920 - Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec 
OwnerLarrinaga & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack7 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)
Position58° 30'N, 16° 10'W - Grid AL 3678
Complement40 (40 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew York - Sydney - Newport, Mon. 
Cargo5303 tons of steel and linseed oil 
History Completed in July 1920 as Norwegian Loch Tay for A/S Australia (Alf Monsen), Tønsberg. 1927 sold to Britain and renamed José de Larrinaga for Larrinaga & Co Ltd, Liverpool. 
Notes on event

At 05.15 hours on 7 Sep 1940 the José de Larrinaga (Master Arthur Townshend Gass) in convoy SC-2 was hit by a stern torpedo from U-47 northwest of Rockall. The ship broke in two and sank after eleven minutes. The master, 38 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

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