José de Larrinaga
British Steam merchant
|Name||José de Larrinaga|
|Completed||1920 - Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec|
|Owner||Larrinaga & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||7 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||58° 30'N, 16° 10'W - Grid AL 3678|
|Complement||40 (40 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - Sydney - Newport, Mon.|
|Cargo||5303 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 board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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