British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||28 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||53° 49'N, 24° 19'W - Grid AL 5753|
|Complement||50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Halifax - Montreal|
|Cargo||1800 tons of general cargo and bricks|
|History||Completed in July 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.34 hours on 26 Sep 1940 the unescorted Corrientes (Master Thomas Halliday Young Stewart), dispersed from convoy OB-217, was hit in the engine room by one torpedo from U-32 (Jenisch) about 600 miles west of Achill Head, Co. Mayo. The U-boat had chased the ship for six hours and left the vessel in a sinking condition after the crew abandoned ship, but she remained afloat.
At 20.00 hours on 28 September, the abandoned Corrientes was struck underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-37 and was finally sunk by gunfire at 21.40 hours. The master and 49 crew members were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Kolsnaren and landed at Philadelphia.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Corrientes
|26 Sep 1940||U-32||Oblt. Hans Jenisch||Damaged||6,863|
|28 Sep 1940||U-37||Kptlt. Victor Oehrn||Sunk||6,863|
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