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Anglo Peruvian

Anglo Peruvian


Built as a quadruple expansion steamer with a service speed of 11 knots and launched on 10 June 1926 by Short Bros. Ltd., Pallion, Sunderland.
On 23 February 1941 she was dispersed from Convoy OB-288 on voyage Tyne-Loch Ewe-Boston MA with a cargo of 3015 tons of coal for owners Lawther, Latts and Co. (Nitrate Producers SS Co.), London. She was under the command of Master Cyril Mervyn Quick when at 23.27 hours she was hit by two torpedoes fired from U-96. She broke in two and sank within three minutes southwest of Iceland. The master, 26 crew members and 2 gunners were lost. Seventeen crew members were picked up by the British merchant Harberton and landed at Halifax on 4 March.
U-96 was sunk on 30 March 1945 by US bombers while she lay at Wilhelmshaven. Her commander, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock saw out the war and died at Bremen on 18 April 1986.

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