Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||57° 55'N, 24° 57'W - Grid AL 1766|
|Complement||33 (2 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Manchester - Montreal|
|History||Completed in March 1921
|Notes on event|
At 01.43 hours on 20 October 1940 the Cubano (Master Håkon Martinsen) was torpedoed in convoy OB-229 by U-124 about 360 miles west of Rockall. The ship was abandoned but the lifeboats stayed close to the ship until she finally sank in the morning. Later one of the lifeboats picked up a survivor from the Sulaco, which had also been torpedoed by the same U-boat. On 21 October, all survivors were picked up by HMCS Saguenay (D 79) (Cdr G.R. Miles, RCN) and landed at Greenock two days later.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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